Kolkata, Dec 10: Calcutta High Court today rejected a plea of BJP leader Mukul Roy seeking anticipatory bail in connection with the 2010 Labhpur triple murder case, saying the petition was “ defective”.
The high court asked him to submit an application afresh rectifying the errors.
Roy moved the high court after his name was mentioned in a supplementary charge sheet in the politically significant triple murder case at Labpur in Birbhum district along with rebel TMC leader Manirul islam, among others as accused.
The supplementary charge sheet was filed after the Calcutta High Court on September 4 this year directed the district police to probe the murder case afresh and submit its report within three months.
The police submitted the charge sheet before the Bolpur sub-divisional court on Saturday and named 23 people as accused.
On June 4, 2010, siblings Dhanu Sheikh, Kotan Sheikh and Turak Sheikh were murdered at Labhpur.
The victims' family lodged a complaint accusing 52 people including Manirul Islam, who had then switched from the Left Front constituent Forward Bloc to the Trinamool Congress.
Roy's name came up for the first time in the case in the supplementary charge sheet.
Mukul Roy, who was once considered the second-in-command in the Trinamool Congress, had joined the BJP in 2017. (UNI)