On Wednesday, the Calcutta High Court has directed the West Bengal Police to not take custody of BJP leader Mukul Roy till March 7, accused of having connection with the murder case of TMC MLA Satyajit Biswas.

However, the Calcutta High Court has refused to grant anticipatory bill ‘at this stage’ to Mr. Roy ‘keeping in mind the gravity of the crime.’

A division bench consisting of justices M Mandal, Joymalya Bagchi, while granted protection to the BJP leader from detainsion till March 7, said that it will hear the matter again on March 5, 2019.

The justice-bench further asked Mr. Roy to not enter in Nadia district till the proceedings, other than investigation or attend court proceedings.

On Tuesday, Mukul Roy has filed a petition for an anticipatory bill before the High Court after being named in a lodged FIR, along with three others for the MLA’s killing on Saturday.

Mr. Biswas was shot dead by an unidentified man inside a Saraswati Puja function in Bengal’s Nadia district on February 9.  

Two convict- Sujit Mondal and Kartik Mondal were detained a day after the killing and retained to 14-days under police custody.

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