Siliguri, WB: Gorkha Janmukti Morcha has filed Rs five crore defamation suit against All-India Gorkha League chief Madan Tamang for accusing its leadership of
misappropriating funds meant for the Darjeeling Gorkha Hill Council (DGHC).
The defamation suit was filed at the Court of Senior Civil Judge in Darjeeling yesterday, GJM general secretary Roshan Giri said Wednesday.
Tamang had alleged in a press meet at Siliguri on April 26 that the GJM leadership had misappropriated Rs 1,200 crore meant for DGHC in the last two years.
The issue was first raised by DGHC administrator B L Meena who in a press conference at Pintal village, near here, on April 25 alleged that only 30 to 35 per cent of the Rs
1,200 crore had been spent and he had no idea about the remainder, though documents for total expenditure were maintained as per rules.
He indirectly raised his finger at the GJM, saying "you all know the situation in the hills and how everything is being controlled by the morcha."
The very next day, Tamang repeated the charge.