MADAN TAMANG MURDER INVESTIGATION: Murder plotted in Morcha office – Chargesheet says Madan Tamang’s death was planned in May – so why the political expose through the media and no arrests of all Morcha leaders yet, to weaken the Gorkha Tripartite Talks where Bengal is the ultimate winner ?!!
FROM THE TELEGRAPH
BY VIVEK CHHETRI
Darjeeling, Aug. 31: Madan Tamang’s murder was not a spur-of-the-moment act but a planned conspiracy hatched in the first week of May at the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha’s office at Singamari, the CID has found out.
The investigating agency has also found out that ABGL leader Tamang was first hit by a stone on the forehead, before 31-year old Dinesh Subba alias Kaila, a resident of Vah-Tukvar in Darjeeling, hacked him to death.
According to the chargesheet filed by the CID in court yesterday, Tamang was trying to stop his supporters from fleeing towards Gandhi Road when an armed group of 200 people swooped down on the ABGL meeting venue at Upper Clubside on May 21.
“At this time, Madan Tamang was trying to persuade his supporters not to flee from the spot. In the melee he was also hit by a stone on his forehead and one Dinesh Subba, alias Kaila, assaulted Tamang on his neck with a sharp cutting sword,” reads the chargesheet prepared by Ardhendu Sekhar Pahari, the investigating officer of the case. A copy of the chargesheet is in the possession of The Telegraph.
Investigations have also revealed that two SIM cards were used to co-ordinate the entire incident. Both the SIM cards were fitted to a Spice M 4580 cellphone, which was recovered from the murder site by constable Kiran Rai of Darjeeling police.
While one of the numbers — 9932516944 — was registered in the name of Samir Bhutia of Darjeeling, the other, 9733166826, was found registered in the name of Nickole Tamang who on August 22 fled from CID custody.
The CID said Bhutia had confessed that Nickole had taken his phone with his SIM and that he was “helpless as Nickole Tamang was a politically powerful person having close association with the GJM (Morcha) president, Bimal Gurung”.
The 30 persons named in the chargesheet had made an elaborate plan to prevent Madan from holding a pubic meeting in Darjeeling and the plot was hatched at the Singamari office of the Morcha in “the first week of May 2010”.
This meeting was attended by Nickole and other Morcha leaders like Puran Thami, Alok Kant Mani Thulung, Dinesh Subba, Dinesh Gurung, Kesav Raj Pokhrel, Kismant Chhetri, Suraj Singh, Tenzing Khambachey and the others. It was decided that no political party would be allowed to hold a public meeting in Darjeeling.
Call details of the accused a day before and on May 21, when Madan was murdered, have also been tracked by the CID along with their tower locations.
It has also come to light that three persons named in the chargesheet — Subash Tamang, Yogen Rai alias Prashant Chhetri and Sangay Yolmo — who suffered bullet injuries were not shifted to the North Bengal Medical College and Hospital. Instead police took some time to trace them to nursing homes in Kalimpong and Siliguri.
Among the three injured, Yolmo has not been arrested yet. His family has shifted him to Vellore for better treatment. Currently, the number of arrested persons in CID custody is seven contrary to belief that it was nine. Yolmo had not been arrested at all, and Nickole has fled.
“On humanitarian ground he has not been arrested till date and after recovery, his (Yolmo) arrest will be secured for production before the Ld (learned) Court,” the chargesheet reads.
On May 21, seven Morcha leaders and activists were seen moving around the meeting venue and keeping a watch over the arrangements so that it could be attacked at an opportune moment. These people have been identified as Nickole Tamang, Sanjoy Tamang, Sudesh Raijmajhi, Dinesh Gurung, Dinesh Subba, Sona Sherpa and Babita Ganguly.
The CID believes that the group had first assembled at Chowrastha and had made their way to the meeting venue using Nehru Road.