At least three people were shot on Thursday evening when unidentified persons opened fire on Trinamool Congress MLA Biswanath Das’s vehicle in West Bengal. Driver Selim Khan alias Babu and an associate of TMC MLA Saifuddin Khan were killed in the attack. Unidentified persons fired bullets at the Jaynagar petrol pump in South 24 Parganas on the SUV for around five minutes before fleeing the spot, according to reports.
West Bengal: Three persons, including a local Trinamool Congress (TMC) leader Safruddin Khan, shot dead by unidentified men at Jaynagar petrol pump in South 24 Parganas, yesterday. pic.twitter.com/dDiJbcNy2K— ANI (@ANI) December 13, 2018
"Three persons died on spot including my driver Babu Molla and associate Safiuddin Khan. It was clearly a planned attack and I was the target. I had a narrow escape because I suddenly changed my mind and got down at the party office. I have already spoken to my party leaders and the police. It is too early to say who is behind the attack,” the Indian Express quoted Biswanath Das as saying.