Bengal wants CBI to take over Madan Tamang murder probe
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Last Updated: Tuesday, December 07, 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.


First Published: Tuesday, December 07, 2010, 00:40

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