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Cop kiling: Iqbal says TMC bosses asked him to flee

HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times  Kolkata, March 09, 2013
First Published: 12:42 IST(9/3/2013) | Last Updated: 12:44 IST(9/3/2013)

He does not know Sheikh Subhan, the youth who shot dead sub-inspector Tapash Chowdhury on February 12.


He knows Subhan’s uncle, Ibne, and certainly knows Firhad Hakim, the minister. This is what Md Iqbal told CID sleuths during questioning in Dehrion-Sone on Friday.

Iqbal, who was arrested on Thursday, is being brought to Kolkata on transit remand to be produced before a court here.
“Congress leader Mokhtar went in front of Harimohan Ghosh College and his boys hurled bombs. I had to rush there. You would appreciate that as I am a leader of that area,” Iqbal told the sleuths.

During the day, Iqbal ate nothing except biscuits and sipped water. “For the last two three days I have not eaten anything and, now, I have no appetite,” he told the police.

At around 10 in the morning, Iqbal’s daughter, Saba, reached the police station with medicines. “We allowed his daughter to give him the medicines,” Raj Kumar, station house officer of Dehri-on-Sone railway police station, told HT.

On Friday evening, CID sleuths waited with Iqbal at Gaya station to board the Howrahbound Kalka Mail. During the day, he was taken to the railway magistrate court in Gaya where the magistrate was not present.

Later, a special court was convened at the residence of the magistrate where Iqbal was taken. The CID obtained a transit remand for him for two days.

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