GLP camps will be removed within a month, CM assures AIGL

DARJEELING, June 23: Darjeeling Gorkha Hill Council (DGHC) administrator BL Meena will not be removed. Neither will be the CRPF personnel stationed in the hills will be removed. KL Tamata, IG (North Bengal) will not also be transferred.

But all the Gorkhaland Personnel (GLP) camps will be made empty within in a month, promised Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharya to a delegation of All India Gorkha League (AIGL) today at Kolkata.
The AIGL team had a fruitful meeting with the Chief Minister, informed party secretary Lakusman Pradhan to media here in Darjeeling. The AIGL delegation had called upon the Chief Minister to demand for CBI probe in the murder of party president Madan Tamang, restoration of democracy in Darjeeling hills and other demands.

Pradhan said that AIGL delegation requested that no stones should be left unturned for delivering justice to the family members, AIGL and Gorkha community following the brutal murder of Tamang.
The AIGL delegation was led by Bharati Tamang, wife of the slain party president.

The Chief Minister assured us and asked for some time to arrest the murderers and to remove the GLP camps within a month, said the AIGL functionary. The Chief Minister also asserted that the transfer reports of IG Tamta were rumours and the State government has no plans to transfer him, he informed.
It was further informed that the Chief Minister has assured full support from the government side to the AIGL to conduct public meetings and other democratic activities.

AIGL polit-bureau member Mohan Sharma has termed the fresh indefinite bandh call of Gorkha Janmukti Morcha in the hills as ‘unjustified’. Nothing can be achieved except pressing more economic burdens on the people with such bandhs, he said.


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