MADAN TAMANG MURDER INVESTIGATION: Leap lady in cop net after fall breaks leg – break a leg to shake a leg, just avoid handing the case over to the CBI ?!!
FROM THE TELEGRAPH BUREAU
Nov. 1: A mother of two who is wanted in the murder of Gorkha leader Madan Tamang leaped through the first-floor window of her house in Darjeeling on spotting a police squad and bolted but could not evade arrest as she fell into a ditch and fractured a leg.
The 39-year-old Babita Ganguly, a Gorkha Janmukti Morcha activist whose name figures in the chargesheet filed by the CID in the murder case, has undergone surgery on her right leg.
Taking no more chances, the police have posted a team inside the female surgical ward of Darjeeling District Hospital.
When Babita saw the 25-member police party approaching her three-storied home at Kakjhora, around 3km from the Mall, she flung open the window and jumped.
Before the stunned squad could gather its wits, the lady bounced back to her feet and started to sprint, according to police sources. After covering around 10 metres, she slipped and fell, the sources added.
Based on a court order on absconders, the CID had attached Babita’s property three days ago. “Today, we received information that she was back and raided her house,” a police officer said.
“We conducted a raid on her residence around noon but when she tried to escape, she fell and fractured her leg,” said D.P. Singh, the superintendent of police, Darjeeling.
However, Binay Tamang, the assistant secretary of the Morcha, said: “Babita Ganguly’s leg was fractured because of the police and we will apprise the National Human Rights Commission of the incident.”
Babita’s husband Rabi Ganguly, who works in the district panchayat and rural development office in Darjeeling, is also a Morcha activist. The couple have an 18-year-old daughter and a son aged 11.
The police claimed that Babita was part of the core team involved in the murder. She could apparently be seen in video footage showing the venue of a meeting in Darjeeling where Madan Tamang was hacked to death in daylight in May.
CID takes over smut clip probe – and the CPM land dealers pressure that caused the tragic incident to now be conveniently sidelined ?!!
FROM THE TELEGRAPH BUREAU
Nov. 2: The CID today took over the MMS case involving two students of a polytechnic college in Siliguri.
The cyber cell of the CID will help detect the origin of the MMS clip, allegedly clicked by Anindya Garai while being intimate with his girlfriend which he later circulated among friends, prompting her suicide.
“We have just received the orders. Our officers will go to Siliguri and take up the case. The next course of investigation will be decided later,” inspector-general, CID, P. Neerajnayan, told The Telegraph.
On October 18, the victim, a first year student of Siliguri Government Polytechnic, had lodged a complaint with the Siliguri police station, alleging that her boy friend Anindya, a third year student of the same college, had taken intimate and objectionable videos of them.
A case was registered under the IT act.
Ten days later, the girl committed suicide at her Pradhannagar residence. A case for abetment to suicide was registered with the Pradhannagar police station against Garai, who was arrested from Burdwan on Saturday.
D. P. Singh, the superintendent of police of Darjeeling, said: “We have been in touch with the CID from the beginning. Since they have a cyber crime cell, it would help if they take over the case.”
Preliminary investigation carried out by the district police reveals that the MMS clip was posted on a pornographic website for money. However, this is yet to be verified by the cyber-cell of the CID, the district police said.
“Anindya claimed that he had circulated the MMS clip among his friends in his college via Bluetooth. One of them must have posted the video on the Internet, Anindya has claimed,” a senior officer said.