CBI Friday filed a charge sheet against Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) president Bimal Gurung, his wife Asha, party MLA Harkabahadur Chettri and several others levelling charges of murder and criminal conspiracy for the killing of All India Gorkha League leader Madan Tamang.
CBI filed the final supplementary charge sheet in the District and Session Court here against Gurung, who is also the chief of Gorkhaland Territorial Administration (GTA), Asha, GJM MLA from Kalimpong, Harkabahadur Chettri, assistant general secretary of GJM, Binoy Tamang, GTA chairman, Pradeep Pradhan, deputy chief executive of GTA colonel Ramesh Allay and 16 others for criminal conspiracy, murder and other charges.
Prime accused in the case, Nickol Tamang had, however, disappeared mysteriously from Pintail village near Siliguri, where he was being held by state CID, on August 21, 2010 for interrogation following his arrest.
Pema Tamang, wife of Nickol Tamang, had moved a habeas corpus before the Calcutta High Court praying that her husband be traced.
The High Court had then directed CBI to take up the Madan Tamang murder case and the Nickol Tamang disappearance case.
Madan Tamang had been hacked to death at Upper Clubside in the heart of Darjeeling town on May 21, 2010 when he was overseeing preparations for a public meeting.