CPI(M) leader of North 24-Parganas Majid Ali alias Majid Master, the prime accused in the murder of Noor Ali Mollah was granted bail on Wednesday.
Officers of the Barasat police station arrested the CPI(M) strongman of Sasan in North 24-Parganas on charges of murder, rioting, political violence and criminal conspiracy.
The goon was granted bail by Barasat District Sessions Third Court judge Madhusudan Dutta.
Master spooked leaders of Trinamool Congress after he was spotted at CPI(M) headquarters at Alimuddin Street before the assembly elections. He was accompanied by another party strongman and former Dum Dum MP Amitabha Nandy.
The duo had reportedly gone to Alimuddin Street for a meeting with senior party leaders including chief minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee about getting a ticket to contest the polls. According to the police records Master was absconding for 15 months while freely moving around in public.
The Trinamool Congress complained to the Election Commission of India. The poll panel on March 12 sought a report from the West Bengal home department about the goon's visit to Alimuddin. The Trinamool Congress had alleged that it was surprising how a person, against whom criminal cases are pending, could meet the chief minister and move about freely.
The CPI(M) had tried its best to bail out the goon before the polls were held in North 24-Parganas, South 24- Parganas and Kolkata but his bail was refused on April 26.
Master was arrested, as he was the prime accused in the murder case of Bor Ali Mollah who was killed during a clash between the Trinamool Congress and the CPI(M) on October 27, 2009. Noor Ali Mondal's family lodged a complaint with the police accusing 15 persons for the murder, which included the goon's name.
Nandi on Wednesday said he was confident of Master's release as if was part of a Trinamool conspiracy. The former MP also alleged that some senior police officers were part of the conspiracy. Master, reportedly was in the running for a seat till Bhattacharjee opposed the plans by the district CPI(M).