BARRACKPORE, 13 JUNE: The prime accused in the Barrackpore scribe assault case, Mr Sibhu Yadav, has been arrested in Bihar. Mr Yadav was detained by Bihar police while he and eight others were travelling in a vehicle. Barrackpore police took him into custody today.
Mr Yadav, a Trinamul leader of the Barrackpore Naya Bazar area is the main accused in the assault last Friday on two television journalists, Mr Barun Sengupta, a cameraman of 24 Ghanta and Mr Astik Chattapadhyay, a reporter of ABP Ananda news channel, who were covering a factional clash among Trinamul supporters.
Two of Mr Yadav’s brothers had been arrested earlier in connection with the case.
According to Barrackpore police commissioner Mr Sanjay Singh, Barrackpore police has been tracing Mr Yadav’s cellphone calls. Last night, Barrackpore police located him at a spot under Sugaly police station in east Champaran district of Bihar. They later found out from Bihar police that Mr Yadav had been already been detained.
Mr Yadav was moving with eight other persons in a car bearing Bengal number plates. Bihar police detained them on suspicion last night and informed Barrackpore police. Mr Singh said: “An SOG team was sent to Sugaly police station along with a Barrackpore police team. In the afternoon Barrackpore police arrested the accused. Tomorrow he will be produced in court and on Saturday he will be brought back here.” sns