Bengal wants CBI to take over Madan Tamang murder probe

Last Updated: Tuesday, December 7, 2010 - 00:40

Kolkata: The West Bengal government wants
to hand over the probe into the murder of All India Gorkha
League leader Madan Tamang to CBI in view of the failure by
state agencies to make any breakthrough in the case.

According to Home Department sources, the state
government had already sounded out the CBI, though the
investigative agency was yet to respond.

CID, which had been earlier assigned to probe the
murder of the popular Gorkha leader, though filed the charge
sheet, many things still remained to be investigated, state
home department sources said on Monday.

For one thing, they pointed out, the main accused
Nicole Tamang`s disappearance from custody still remained to
be solved.

ADG (Law and Order) Surajit Kar Purakayastha said that
only 7 or 8 persons were arrested in the case while several
others were absconding.

Madan Tamang was killed on May 21 by unknown
assailants when he was getting ready to address a rally in
Darjeeling.

Since it was suspected that some of those involved in
Tamang`s killing had fled and were hiding in Nepal or Bhutan,
the state police sought the help of Interpol to apprehend the
killers of Tamang.

PTI



First Published: Tuesday, December 7, 2010 - 00:40

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