Gorkha League backtracks on CBI probe into Tamang murder
In a climb down from its earlier demand for a CBI probe, a prominent Gorkha organisation Wednesday said it would wait for the CID to conclude its investigation into the killing of its top leader and arrest of culprits.
Kolkata: In a climb down from its earlier
demand for a CBI probe, a prominent Gorkha organisation Wednesday said it would wait for the CID to conclude its investigation
into the killing of its top leader and arrest of culprits.
"We told Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee that if
the CID is unable to arrest the accused, let the probe be
handed over to the CBI. He assured us that all culprits will
be arrested. We have no reason to disbelieve him. We are fully
satisfied with his assurances," All India Gorkha League vice-
president S B Zimba, who was part of an 11-member AIGL
delegation which met the CM, told reporters after the meeting.
AIGL president Madan Tamang was brutally stabbed to death
by suspected Gorkha Janmukti Morcha activists in Darjeeling on
May 21 while he was supervising the arrangement for a party
meeting, triggering a wave of protest by locals over several
days in the hills.
AIGL had earlier sought CBI probe into the murder.
Altogether seven people have so far been arrested in
connection with the case, the main culprits named in the FIR
are still at large, the AIGL delegation told Bhattacharjee.
Describing the meeting as "fruitful", Tamang`s widow
Bharati, who led the delegation, said, "The Chief Minister has
assured us of justice."
Meanwhile, West Bengal Urban Development and Municipal
Affairs Minister Ashok Bhattacharya, who was also present at
the meeting, said the AIGL delegation has demanded more CRPF
presence in the hills and has requested the government to take
steps in restoring democracy in the hills as the influence of
the GJM was on the wane in those areas.