Darjeeling continued to be tense on Saturday, a day after Gorkha leader Madan Tamang was stabbed to death. Police complaints were filed against 11 people, including Gorkha Janamukti Morcha (GJM) chief Bimal Gurung, and searches were on to nab more people linked with the murder.
Apart from Gurung, a first information report (FIR) was also filed against GJM secretary Roshan Giri over the killing of the Akhil Bharatiya Gorkha League (ABGL) president.
“Cases will be started against them soon,” a police officer said.
Darjeeling’s acting Superintendent of Police Gourav Sharma was leading the raids that started soon after Tamang was stabbed to death on Friday near the Planters’ Club here while he was making preparations for a party rally later in the day.
At least 45 people have been detained while raids are on in different parts of the three Darjeeling Hill sub-divisions of Darjeeling, Kalimpong and Kurseong to nab the culprits, said Inspector General of Police (North Bengal) Kundan Lal Tamta. “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.
Tamang, 64, who led the anti-GJM Democratic Front in the Darjeeling Hills, died of injuries after he was attacked with khukris (a kind of stiletto), the traditional weapon of Gorkhas, on Friday.