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‘I would be killed if…’: Trinamool MP Sougata Roy claims death threats over arrested party member Jayant Singh | India News – Times of India


NEW DELHI: Senior Trinamool Congress (TMC) leader and four-term MP Sougata Roy has said he has received death threats over the arrest of party member Jayant Singh. Singh, a prominent TMC figure in North 24 Parganas district of West Bengal, was recently arrested in connection with a crowd violent incident.
The threat, delivered through a phone call from an unknown number, demanded Singh’s immediate release. The caller warned Roy of fatal consequences if Singh was not released and if Roy visited Ariadaha area, which falls under his Dum Dum Lok Sabha constituency.
“I received a call from an unknown number. The person on the other end claimed that if I did not ensure the release of Jayant Singh, I would be killed,” Roy said. “The caller also said that he would kill me if I went to Ariadaha. The threat came twice and the caller also abused me. I later contacted the Barrackpore police commissioner and asked him to trace the number. I have also filed a complaint with the police,” Roy was quoted as saying by PTI.
Jayant Singh was arrested last week following a violent incident on June 30, in which a student and his mother were brutally assaulted. The incident, captured on video, sparked outrage when the clip went viral. Singh is also involved in a previous case of molestation of a young girl, adding to his legal troubles.
Police have intensified their investigation, resulting in the arrest of a close associate of Singh late Tuesday night. This is the third arrest in connection with the June 30 incident.
Singh’s criminal history includes a previous arrest in 2023, after which he was released on bail on condition that he refrain from illegal activities.
When questioned about Singh’s connections within the party, Roy maintained: “After his earlier arrest, he stayed away from illegal activities. It is not about proximity. If the party had received complaints, we would have investigated them.”

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