MADAN TAMANG MURDER INVESTIGATION: Centre advises CBI probe into Tamang murder – CPM scared of exposing its own complicity in the murder, most foul – ‘direction’ not ‘advice’ needed ?!!
From The Indian Express
By Sabyasachi Bandopadhyay
Kolkata, Sat Sep 04 2010, 03:20 hrs: The Centre has advised the state government to hand over the investigation into the murder of All India Gorkha League (AIGL) president Madan Tamang to the CBI, following the escape of prime accused Nicole Tamang from CID custody.
A letter to that effect from Prem Pandey, Deputy Secretary in the Ministry of Home Affairs, has reached the state on August 27, said officials from the state home department. Home Secretary Samar Ghosh, however, said: “I have not seen the letter. We consider such requests after judging their merit.”
Pandey’s letter said the probe should be handed over to the CBI since Nicole Tamang has escaped from CID custody. It sought the state’s opinion since the Centre cannot order such an inquiry without the concurrence of the state. The other authority that can order a CBI investigation is a High Court.
It is known that Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee is severely opposed to CBI investigation into any case and on several occasions, he has made his stand clear at every forum including the state assembly.
Topden Bhutia Arrested – digging up past police negligence with an aim to derail the talks yet again ?!!
Kalimpong, 5 Aug 2010: Former GJMM youth leader Topden Bhutia was arrested by Kalimpong Police. He was taken to the SD hospital for medical checkup and will be produced in the ACJM’s court on Monday.
Police sources said he was wanted in several cases of fire and arson and other similar violence cases.
Bhutia was erstwhile Organising Secretary of Gorkha Janmukti Yuva Morcha was very active in leading the activities of the party but presently had disassociated from the party.
Bhutia was earlier a congress supporter and later joined the GJMM. It is recalled that police is active in the hills in arresting ex GJMM activists like Krishna Adhikari who is granted bail.
Dr. H.B. Chhetri, Spokesperson and L.B. Pariyar (Retd IAS officer), Study Forum member from Kalimpong will join their fellow GJM leaders to proceed to New Delhi to attend official round of Tripartite talks scheduled to be held on 7th of this month.
This meeting will pave the way for next crucial political level dialogue which is likely to be a final sitting among three signatories.