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45 detained for Tamang killing
Published on 23 May. 2010 12:42 AM IST
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Forty-five people have been arrested in connection with the killing of All India Gorkha League President Madan Tamang even as a search is on to trace a Gorkha Janamukti Morcha youth leader, who is the alleged mastermind of the murder, police said on Saturday.
“Dinesh Gurung, President of GJM yuba morcha town committee is the key planner of the killing of Tamang in Darjeeling yesterday,” Inspector General of Police (north bengal), K L Tamta said.
Police are trying to trace Gurung and a few of his associates, he said.
Besides, police patrolling had been intensified to restore confidence among the hill people, Tamta said.
Police complaints were filed against 11 people, including Gorkha Janamukti Morcha (GJM) chief Bimal Gurung, and searches were on to nab more people in connection with the murder. Apart from Gurung, a first information report (FIR) was also filed against GJM secretary Roshan Giri over the killing of Tamang.
“Cases will be started against them soon,” a police officer said.
Darjeeling district acting Superintendent of Police Gourav Sharma was leading the raids that started soon after Tamang was stabbed to death Friday near the Planters’ Club here while he was making preparations for a party rally later in the day.
“We are interrogating lot of people to zero in on the culprits and also get details of the circumstances leading to Tamang’s murder,” said Tamta. Darjeeling continued to be tense Saturday.

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