Kolkata: Two additional CRPF companies
were today sent to Darjeeling in view of tension prevailing
there in the aftermath of the assassination of All India
Gorkha League President Madan Tamang.
Stating that one company of the CRPF (around 100
personnel) left yesterday, Director General of Police
Bhupinder Singh said two more were sent during the day.
Home Secretary Samar Ghosh said, "We will explore all
avenues as our purpose is to maintain law and order at all
cost in Darjeeling."
Alleging that the GJM was "100 per cent responsible"
for Tamang`s killing, West Bengal Municipal Affairs Minister
Ashok Bhattacharya rejected the outfit`s claim that the state
government had conspired to kill the Gorkha leader.
He said the tripartite talks with the GJM had become
irrelevant as the GJM had lost the people`s mandate, which was
a view, he said, Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee also
"People in the hills do not want anarchy, they want to
be free of fascist forces," Bhattacharya said.
The minister claimed that the Morcha had taken undue
advantage of the state government which would not be
Meanwhile, a candle light procession was organised here
in protest against Tamang`s killing on Friday.