GJM defers bandh in Darjeeling hills

The Hindu

The Gorkha Janamukti Morcha (GJM) has deferred its indefinite bandh to August 30 from tomorrow to allow the administration more time to find Nicol Tamang, the main accused in the killing of Gorkha leader Madan Tamang, who escaped from CID custody last week.

The decision to defer the bandh was taken after a meeting with Darjeeling District Magistrate Surendra Gupta and Superintendent of Police Devendra Pratao Singh, GJM Assistant Secretary Benoy Tamang told newsmen here.

“They have been given time till 12:00 pm on August 30 to produce Nicol Tamang in court,” he said.

Nicole, a close aide of GJM president Bimal Gurung and a central committee member, escaped from CID custody on August 22 from the Pintail village, near Siliguri.

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