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Midnapore: Police have arrested the personal assistant of Lok Sabha MP, Saumitra Khan, who switched over from Trinamool to BJP in New Delhi today.

Sushanta Da alias Gopi has been arrested by cops from Bishnupur police station in Bankura district today on charges of possessing firearms without a licence. Police claimed in the court that a pipe-gun and a few rounds of live bullets have been found on him.

The arrest comes within 24-hour of the Bishnupur MP alleging that his PA has been abducted by the SDPO of Bishnupur Sukumal Das.

Da was produced in a local court today, which sent him to three days police remand. His counsel Somnath Roy Chowdhury has alleged that the arrest is politically motivated.

The SDPO, on the other, said that a few days ago police had arrested a miscreant named Kader Khan with firearms. “During the interrogation, he named Da as a collaborator. We shall interrogate Da to go to the root of this.”

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