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Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Hungerstrike suspended in Bagrakote...Bimal meets Chamling (Chamling gurung bhai bhai) ... विधानसभा चुनाउः कसलाई सघाउने? .. भोट कि चोट? ... Parishad sets stage for poll fight with Morcha ... Hill violence triggers forester shift ... SUMI basks in 125 yrs of glory

Morning Headlines
KalimNews, 3rd March :Bimal's meeting with Pawan Chamling a good gesture.
2 top officers of forest dept transferred on ground of negligence during the period of  Sibsu firing.
ABAVP wil field anti-GJM candidates in 5 MLA seats of Duars.
Despite having been described and even addressed in some quarters as West Bengal’s chief minister-in-waiting, Trinamool Congress chief and railway minister Mamata Banerjee has decided not to contest the 2011 assembly polls but will provide leadership if her party comes to power.
The Election Commission today sought report from the West Bengal government about alleged violation of model code of conduct by two ministers after the announcement of the poll schedule yesterday.
State Finance Minister Asim Dasgupta, who is reported to have signed hundreds of files on Tuesday alone.
In another developments, some reports alleged about State Environment Minister Sailen Sarkar distributing cycle in his constituency as part of campaign.

Hunger strike of Dooars withdrawn, Bimal meets Chamling
KalimNews, 2nd March: All the three hungerstrikers of Bagrakote were rushed to Bagrakote TE Hospital for medical treatment as their condition worsened. According to GJM sources GJNM members visited the hunger striker and found that the three were having several complications and suggested for immediate medical treatment. Later they broke their fast by taking juice with the help of Pradip Pradhan Central committee member of GJM. 
It is recalled that five GJNM members of Dooars started fast unto death from 14th February at Bagrakote. Last week two of the hungerstrikers were taken to Jalpaiguri hospital where  they broke their fast, yesterday and later released from Hospital. SDO Mal said they have lifted the fast themselves. 
Two hunger strikers of Salugarah were also admitted at Sukuna Hospital for medical aids. People opine that as the model code of conduct is in force GJM's agitational programme will bear no fruit so all these programmes should be suspended till election.DM Darjeeling also has requested to withdraw the fast as code of conduct will be on force from 4th March.
Meanwhile Bimal Gurung accompanied by senior GJM leaders Roshan Giri, Dr H.B.Chhetri, Prabin Rahapal and others met Pawan Chamling, Chief Minister of Sikkim at his residence in Mintokgang and had mentioned it as courtesy meeting. The discussion is not revealed. It is recalled that yesterday GJM leaders of Sikkim unit approached for an appointment but CM had refused to meet the local GJM. GJM and SDF had a strained relationship since a case was filed in Supreme court for not allowing Sikkim vehicles to ply in NH31A and attacking them during strikes sponsored by GJM. Bimal Gurung had called Chamling a Nepali citizen exactly a year ago on 2nd March 2010 and displayed copies of the citizenship Ids and other documents allegedly related to Chamling to the press. These documents were previously displayed by BJP of Sikkim. 
Lately GJM had welcomed Chamling for his statement to the center regarding GJM strike with a request for an immediate solution to the Gorkhaland agitation. All Gorkhas hope that the friendship initiated will not turn sour instead will be most helpful for both especially GJM. The talk that ended after 2 hours was not merely a courtesy call but certainly a strengthening bond between the two. 
N.B.Bhandari congress president of Sikkim state committee had been supporting Gorkhaland agitation from the very beginning, while Chamling is not in good book of GJM rather say GJM is not in good book of Chamling. The meeting between Gurung and Chamling is a sign of good gesture and goodwill at least for the sake of GJM but recent development on the formation of a forum of the north east states is under center's scanner. As such central intelligence may be keen to know the  purpose of the meeting with Chamling. GJM may have been there seeking help for the assembly election but what profits Chamling in doing so might be the answer reserved for Chamling himself. If the help was denied what gained or lost by Chamling may be leaked within a few days, it is presumed. But everybody is optimistic about the meeting and hope that it is surely a new beginning that ends well.
Gurung rediscovers sibling bonds Hill leader calls on ‘brother’ Chamling
Bijay Gurung and Vivek Chhetri, TT, Gangtok/Darjeeling, March 2: Gorkha Janmukti Morcha president Bimal Gurung had a face-to-face interaction with Sikkim chief minister Pawan Kumar Chamling in Gangtok today, the first meeting between the two after the party was formed in 2007.
Although Gurung asserted that he had met the chief minister on the invitation of the latter, political observers feel that it was a bid to smoothen ruffled feathers after relationship between the Morcha and Sikkim had hit the nadir over the frequent closure of NH 31A during strikes in the hills.
NH31A is the only road that connects the Himalayan state with the rest of the country.
“We had come to meet the Sikkim chief minister on his invitation. It is a courtesy call as we want the blood relationship shared by the people of Sikkim and Darjeeling to remain as it is. There were some elements, which had tried to spoil this brotherhood in the past. We also wanted an understanding on how Sikkim should not be affected during our movement and how our movement should not be affected from the Sikkim side,” said the Morcha chief.
Even though the details of the two-hour meeting at Chamling’s Mintokgang residence were not immediately known, it is very clear that the tete-a-tete was to improve the understanding between the two leaders.
This is not the first time that Gurung had made an attempt to meet Chamling. In August, 2008, during a visit to Gangtok to attend a spiritual meet, Gurung had publicly appealed to his “elder brother, Dr Pawan Chamling” to lend a few words of support for his “neglected younger brother”. However, he was not successful in meeting Chamling then.
But many observers in Darjeeling believe Chamling had discreetly supported Gurung by lending his voice in favour of Prashant Tamang who was vying for the Indian Idol. Even before the Morcha was formed on October 10, 2007, Prashant’s victory found people shout slogans praising both the leaders.
The relationship between the two soured when a Sikkim resident, O.P. Bhandari, filed a case in the Supreme Court in 2008 complaining about frequent blockades on NH31A during Morcha-sponsored strikes and counter shutdowns called by other parties. Although Bhandari filed the case as an individual, the Morcha believed that he had the tacit support of Chamling.
Fast withdrawn
Three Gorkha Janmukti Nari Morcha members on Wednesday withdrew their indefinite fast at Bagrakote in the Dooars. The 19-day-long hunger strike to press for a CBI probe into the Sibchu police firing was called off as the Morcha found that the state government could not recommend the investigation by the central agency as the model code of conduct came into force.
रगतको साइऩोलाई सम्मान गर्दै मुख्यमन्त्री पवन चामलिङ अनि बिमल गुरुङको भेट सिक्किम र दार्जीलिङको रगतको साइऩो छ त्यसलाई अझ दिगो बनाउने प्रयास होः विमल गुरुङ
प्रविण खालिंग, कालिमन्युज, गान्तोक,2 मार्च। सिक्किम र दार्जीलिङको रगतको साइनोलाई सम्मान गर्दै मुख्यमन्त्री पवन चामलिङको निम्तोमा छुट्टै राज्य गोर्खाल्याण्डको निम्ति आन्दोलनरत गोर्खा जनमुक्ति मोर्चा (गोजमुमो) का अध्यक्ष विमल गुरूङले मंगलबार मुख्यमन्त्रीको सरकारी आवास मिन्तोगाङमा दुइ घण्टासंगै बिताएर रक्त सम्बऩ्धलाई अझ बलियो पार्ने प्रतिबद्ध बनेका छन्। पटक-पटक दाज्यु-भाइको साइनोलाई राम-भरत मिलन जस्तो सुमधुर बनाउने प्रयासमा रहेको गोजमुमो प्रमुख विमल गुरुङले पार्टी गठन गरेपछि थालेको आन्दोलनमा 31 ए राजमार्ग विषय लिएर दुवै शिर्षस्थ नेतृत्वमाझ सम्बन्धमा आएको कठोरतालाई आजको बैठकले ऐतिहासिक गणतव्य नाप्ने खुडकिलो तयार पार्ने देखिएको छ।
विगतको इतिहासमा गोर्खाल्याण्डको आन्दोलनक्रममा सुवास घिसिङसित पनि सिक्किमका वर्तमान सरकारसित उस्तो सम्बन्धन रहेको लिखित प्रमाण छैन भने गोजमुमोसित पनि बारम्बार खटपटको अवस्था रहेको थियो। हुनत गोजमुमो प्रमुखले 24 अगस्त 2008 को दिन गान्तोकको पाल्जोर स्टेडियममा आयोजित एउटा जनभेलामा मुख्यमन्त्री चामलिङलाई ठूल्दाज्युको संज्ञा दिँदै दाज्युले बोलाए भाइ आवश्य नै भेट गर्न आउने सार्वजनिक घोषणा गर्दै सिक्किमलाई आफ्नै दाज्युको घर बताउँदै समयमा दाज्युले भाइको आपत्तीलाई बुझ्ने र सहयोग गर्ने विश्वास व्यक्त गरेका थिए। यद्यपी तिस्टाबाट धेरै पानी बगिसक्दा पनि राम-भरत मिलन हुन सकेको थिए।
आज दाज्यु (पवन चामलिङ) को निम्तो पाएर भाइ (विमल गुरङ) आफ्नै विश्वनीय केन्द्रिय समितिका 11 सदस्य रहेको एक प्रतिनिदि मण्डल लिएर गान्तोक आइपुगे। उनी ठीक 12.50 बजी मिन्तोगाङको मुख्य द्वारबाट पसेर  अपराह्न 2.50 बजीसम्म मुख्यमन्त्रीसित बातचीत गरे। दुइघण्टा पछि मिन्तोगाङबाट निस्केपछि मिडियासित कुराकानी गर्दै उनले भने, हामी यहाँ मुख्यमन्त्रीको निम्तो पाएर आएका हौ। उनले स्पष्ट रूपमा भने, हाम्रो यो औपचारिक भेटघाट (कर्टेसि कल) मात्र हो।
उनले मिन्तोगाङभीत्रको बातचीतलाई केवल औपचारिक भेटघाटकै संज्ञा दिए। यद्यपी सिक्किम-दार्जीलिङको साइनोलाई भने गम्भीरतासित भने, सिक्किम र दार्जीलिङको मानिसहरूबीच रगतको साइनो छ यसलाई अझ दिगो बनाउन चहान्छौं। यो सम्बधनलाई केही असमाजिक तत्वहरूले खलबलाउने चेष्टा गरेको थियो तर यसलाई स्थाई सम्बन्ध बाउने छौं। उनले आन्दोलनको क्रममा सिक्किमलाई हुने समस्याहरूप्रति पनि आफू सतर्क रहेको आशय व्यक्त गर्दै भने, सिक्किमलाई कुनै प्रकारको कष्ट होस भन्ने हामी चाहदैनौं यसमा हामीले गम्भीर विचार गरेका छौं। अर्कोतिर बंगालमा हुनलागेको विधानसभा चुनाउबारे कुनै सल्लाह भए या नभएको विषयमा सोधिएको प्रश्नको जवाफमा उनले भने, बैठकमा यसको कुनै चर्चा भएन किन भने यो केवल औपचारिक भेटघाट थियो।
अध्यक्ष गुरुङ सित महासचिव रोशन गिरी, प्रवक्ता डॉ. हर्कबहादुर छेत्री, केन्द्रिय समिति सदस्य विनय तामाङ , प्रवीण रहनपाल समेत 11 प्रतिनिधि रहेका थिए।  अध्यक्ष गुरूङले चामलिङसित भएको बैठकको विस्तृत निष्कर्षबारे कुनै मन्तव्य गरेनन्।
अर्कोतिर गोजमुमो प्रवक्ता डॉ हर्कबहादुर छेत्रीले मिन्तोगाङबाट अर्को द्वारातिरबाट निस्केपछि मिडियासितको कुराकानीमा अध्यक्ष गुरुङकै तर्कलाई अघि सारे। उनले भने, हाम्रो सिक्किम सित रगतको साइनो छ यसैले हामी केवल मुख्यमन्त्रीसित भेटघाट गर्ने उद्देश्यले आएको हौ। हामी जंगल (कुमानी) मा छौ जंगलै फर्कन्छौं। उनले आजको बैठकमा कुनै राजनैतिक चर्चा नभएको ठोकुवा गरे भने केवल औपचारिक बैठकको निम्ति एउटा छिमेकीको नाताले आएको बताए। उनलाई मुख्यमन्त्री चामलिङले 2004 सालमा विधानसभामा गोर्खाल्याण्डको प्रस्ताव पारित गर्ने सन्दर्भमा चर्चा भएको या नभएको प्रश्न गर्दा उनले भने, आजको ऐजेण्डामा त्यस्तो केही थिएन हामीले चर्चा गरेनौं यदी वहाँलाई विधानसभामा गोर्खाल्यण्डको प्रस्ताव ल्याउन आवश्यक महशुस हुन्छ भने स्वयंले गर्नु हुनेछ । अर्कोतिर सिक्किममा गत फरवरी  महिनामा गोजमुमो सिक्किम शाखा गठन गरेपछि मुख्यमन्त्रीसितको बैठक भएको हो। गोजमुमो शाखा गठऩमा महासचिव रोशन गिरी स्वयं उपस्थित थिए भने, गोजमुमोको सिक्किमेली राजनीतिमा कुनै चासो नरहने बताएका थिए।
विधानसभा चुनाउः कसलाई सघाउने?
मनोज बोगटी, कालिमन्युज, कालेबुङ,2 मार्च।हेर्दाहेर्दै विधानसभा चुनाउ नजिक आयो। यही चुनाउलाई अघि राखेर केन्द्र, राज्य अनि मोर्चा तीनैपक्षले आ-आफ्नै राजनीति गर्‍यो। यसपल्ट चुनाउ सीमानाको निम्ति हुने मोर्चाको दाबी छ। यस अघि लोकसभा चुनाउ गोर्खाल्याण्डको निम्ति भयो। हेविवेट नेता भनेर जसवन्त सिंहलाई गोर्खाल्याण्डको निम्ति जिताइयो। जसवन्त सिंहले गोर्खाल्याण्डको निम्ति के के गरे, त्यो जनतासामु स्पष्ट छ। गोर्खाल्याण्डको निम्ति जसवन्त सिंहले गरेको कार्यपदक्षेपलाई पारदर्शी राखिएको छैन। मोर्चाले जसवन्तले जति गर्‍यो, न त त्यो अघि गरिएको थियो, न त पछि नै गर्छ भन्ने आशयको टिप्पणी बारम्बार नै गरिरहेको छ। तर जसवन्त सिंहले गरेको काम स्पष्ट छ।
तिनले सासंदमा पहाड़मा बङ्गालले विकास नगरेकोले छुट्टैराज्यको निम्ति आन्दोलन भइरहेको बुझाए। तिनले माग जायज छ भन्ने कुरा पनि भने, तर गोर्खाल्याण्डको निम्ति सांसदहरूको सहमति बटुल्ने काम रत्तिभर गरेनन्‌,जो दाबीको निम्ति खुबै प्रभावकारी रणनीति हो। बरू तिनले अन्तरिम प्राधिकरणको निम्ति केन्द्रसित खुबै मन दिएर कुराकानी गरे। जो अहिले सीमाङ्‌कन, वैधानिकता र विवादको कुराले अल्झिएर बसेको छ। यता यसै प्राधिकरणको निम्ति पनि मोर्चालाई चुनाउ लड्नुपर्ने छ। चुनाउ जितेर जनादेश आफ्नो पक्षमा रहेको देखाएपछि जीआरएको निम्ति पहल गर्ने ढोका खोलिन्छ। मोर्चाले प्राधिकरणलाई छोड्न सकेको छैन। दिए थाप्ने तर सीमाना दाबी गरेको अनुसार हुनुपर्ने मोर्चाको अड़ान हो।
बङ्गालको विधानसभा चुनाउसित यसै त गोर्खाल्याण्ड मुद्दाको कुनै सरोकार छैन। तर प्रस्तावित क्षेत्रमा (मुख्यगरी तराई-डुवर्समा)मोर्चाको प्रभुत्व देखाउन चुनाउ लड्नै पर्ने मोर्चाको ठनाइ छ। चुनाउ त लड्ने तर सघाउने कसलाई? मोर्चाले खुलेर भनेको छैन। सुवास घिसिङ पनि चुनाउको अन्तिम क्षणसम्म मौन बस्थे अनि अन्तिम क्षणमा कसलाई सघाउनुपर्ने हो भन्ने कुराको आपतकालीन निर्णय सुनाउथे। यसपल्टको विधानसभा चुनाउमा पनि घिसिङकै सिको हुने हो वा अघावै समर्थित दलको नाम घोषणा हुने हो भन्न सकिएको छैन।
यता जसले गोर्खाल्याण्डको मुद्दालाई प्राथमिकता दिन्छ उसैलाई सघाउने कुरा मोर्चाको छ। बङ्गालमा कुनै पनि दल यस्तो छैन जसले गोर्खाल्याण्डको कुरालाई प्राथमिकता दिन्छ। बङ्गालमा जसले पनि गोर्खाल्याण्ड मुद्दालाई महत्व दिन्छ उसले भोट पाउँदैन। माकपालाई जसरी पनि हराउनुपर्छ भन्ने वयानले माकपालाई नै फाइदा पुर्‍याउन सक्ने सम्भावना पनि रहन्छ। गोर्खाल्याण्डलाई देखाएर वा बङ्गाल विभाजनको मुद्दालाई देखाएर नै बङ्गालमा भोट बुलिन्छ। बङ्गालमा जसले पनि गोर्खाल्याण्डको मुद्दालाई समर्थन गर्छ, उसलाई बङ्गाल विभाजनकारी जुक्ति गरेको आरोप लगाएर भोट आफ्नोतिर तान्ने चुनावी रणनीति माकपाले गर्दैन भन्न सकिन्न। राजनैतिक संस्कृति नै यस्तो छ बङ्गालको। यस्तोमा माकपालाई हराइनुपर्ने अड़ान तीनोटा महकुमा अनि अल्पसंख्यक रहेको तराई-डुवर्सको क्षेत्रलाई समातेर गर्नु निक्कै चर्को कुरा हो।
बङ्गालमा माकपासित भिड्न सक्ने दल भनेको तृणमूल कंग्रेस अनि कंग्रेस हो। तृणमूल नेतृ ममता व्यानर्जीले गोर्खाल्याण्डमाथि आफ्नो स्पष्ट धारणा राखिसकेकी छन्‌। तिनी बङ्गाल विभाजन चहॉंदैनन्‌ अनि विकासको निम्ति हो भने तिनी राजी छन्‌। कंग्रेसको प्रभुत्व बङ्गालमा राम्रो छैन अनि भाजपाको उपस्थिति नै बङ्गालमा छैन। यस्तोमा कुन दललाई मोर्चाले सघाउने, सघाउनुको कारण के हुन्छ? भन्ने कुरा महत्वपूर्ण रहेको छ। मोर्चा आफै चुनाउ नलड्ने भनिएको छ। लड़ेन भने सघाउनै पर्‍यो। जसले गोर्खाल्याण्ड भन्छ उसैलाई सघाउनुपर्‍यो अनि गोर्खाल्याण्ड भन्ने दल बङ्गालमा नै छैन। यस्तोमा विधानसभा चुनाउको रणनीतिले मुद्दालाई खासै फाइदा पुग्न सकेन भने भोटको राजनीति धार भएर आफ्नै घॉंटीमा आउन पनि सक्छ। यसै पनि पहाड़मा अन्य दलहरू पनि छन्‌ जसको राय मोर्चासित नमिल्न सक्छ। यस्तोमा सबैदलको सहमति विधानसभा चुनाउमा अनिवार्य पर्छ, जसरी लोकसभामा परेको थियो।

भोट कि चोट? 
मनोज बोगटी, कालिमन्युज, कालेबुङ,2 मार्च। लोकसभा चुनाउमा जिताएर सासंद जसवन्त सिंहलाई पहाड़का सोझा गार्खा समुदायले राजालाई दिइने सम्मान दिए। तिनलाई राजा झैं श्रृङ्गारिएको वाहनमा हालेर नगर घुमाए। तिनले राजा झैं नै वाहनमा बसेर सबैलाई हात देखाए। तिनले भने, म गोर्खाल्याण्डको निम्ति कटिबद्ध छु। पहाड़का जनतालाई म सेवा गर्छु। दार्जीलिङमा नै घर बनाएर बस्छु। यी तीनोटै काम तिनले गम्भीर भएर गरेको देखिएन। एमपी ल्याडबाट हुने सेवा कति भयो? तिनलाई नै थाहा होला। गरीबहरूको निम्ति तिनले कुनै पनि यस्तो योजना बनाएनन्‌ जसबाट चित्त बुझाइन सकिन्थ्यो। तिनको योजना तालिका न त पारदर्शी छ न त सार्वजनिक नै।
जनतालाई थाहा छैन करोड़ौ रुपियॉं तिनले पहाड़को कहॉं खर्च गरे। तिनले तराईलाई त हेर्दा पनि हेरेनन्‌। न त तिनले गोर्खाल्याण्डको निम्ति गर्नुपर्ने काम नै गरे। तिनले गोर्खाल्याण्डको निम्ति के के गरे? साधारण जनतालाई थाहा नहुनु भनेको काम नै नगर्नु हो।  जितेर दिल्ली गएको यतिञ्जेल तिनी दार्जीलिङ कतिपल्ट आए औंलामा गन्न सकिन्छ। दार्जीलिङ आएर पनि आश्वासन बाहेक तिनले केही दिन सकेनन्‌। न त सांसदहरूबाट गोर्खाल्याण्डको निम्ति सहमति नै बटुले। लगभग इन्द्रजित खुल्लर र जसवन्त सिंहमा उस्तो फरक देखापरेन।
यता बङ्गाल प्रशासनले क्रुरतापूर्वक गोली चलाएर तीन गोर्खाल्याण्ड आन्दोलनकारीको हत्या गर्‍यो तर तिनी न त घटनास्थलको जायजा लिन नै आए न त यसघटनामाथि  सीबीआई जॉंच हुनुपर्छ भन्ने माग नै दिल्लीमा प्रभावकारी ढङ्गमा उठाए। आखिर दिल्लीमा के गर्दैछन्‌ दार्जीलिङका सांसद जसवन्त सिंह? के जसवन्त सिंहलाई जिताएर गोर्खाल्याण्डको निम्ति कुनै फाइदाकारी कार्य भयो? के तिनी दिल्लीमा मोर्चाका नेताहरूलाई केन्द्रिय नेताहरूसित भेटाउने बाटो अगुवा मात्र? न त तिनको कुराले कुनै प्रभावकारी परिणति ल्याइरहेको छ न त  तिनले खास कुनै मुद्दालाई नै उठान गरिरहेका छन्‌।
आखिर तिनी कस्तो हेविवेट नेता? सिब्सुकाण्डमाथि सीबीआई जॉंच हुनुपर्छ भन्दै भूतपूर्व गोर्खा सैनिक र गोर्खा बेरोजगारी युवक युवतीहरू नै आमरण अनशनमा बसिरहेका छन्‌, खै सांसदको भूमिका आन्दोलनमा? खै तिनी दार्जीलिङ आएर यहॉंको जनताको भलोकुसारी गरेको? के यसचोटी पनि जसवन्तलाई जिताएर पठाउनु एउटा ऐतिहासिक भूल भयो? जसवन्तको हेविवेटपनको लोभ गरेर गोर्खाहरूले आफ्नै कार्यअसक्षमता दिल्लीलाई पेश गर्‍यो? जुन जातिमा उठाउने लायक एकै जना सांसद छैन उसैले छुट्टै राज्य गोर्खाल्याण्डको दाबी गर्दा नै दिल्लीले ललिपप तयार पारेको हो? अब यी प्रश्नहरू निक्कै प्रभावकारी ढङ्गले उठ्‌न सक्ने सम्भावना बढ्दै गइरहेको छ। यता विधानसभा चुनाउ पनि आयो।
लोकसभा चुनाउमा पनि गोर्खाल्याण्डको निम्ति भनेर जसवन्तलाई जिताएर एकपल्ट गोर्खाल्याण्डको निम्ति जनादेश देशलाई स्पष्ट पारिसकिएको छ। तराईमा विधायक विल्सन चम्प्रमारीलाई जिताएर एकपल्ट तराई-र डुवर्समा पनि गोर्खाल्याण्डपन्थी शक्ति प्रदर्शन गरिसकिएको छ। अब फेरि किन जनादेश देखाउने, कसलाई देखाउने? केका लागि देखाउने?
तराईमा कति गोर्खाल्याण्ड पक्षधर छन्‌ भन्ने कुरा विल्सन चम्प्रमारीलाई जिताएर देखाइसकिएको छ अनि पहाड़मा जसवन्तलाई जिताएर। यसअघि पनि तीन गोर्खा विधायकहरू विधानसभामा थिए जसलाई आन्दोलन-2-का नेताहरूले कहिले पनि प्रयोगमा ल्याउने काम गरेन।
तीन तीनजना गोर्खा विधायक हुँदा पनि कुनै पनि प्रभावकारी कार्य हुन सकेन भने अब होला? जहिले पनि पहाड़का जनतामा चुनाउको राजनीति हुने गरेको छ अनि फाइदा भने शुन्य नै रहेको छ। यसपल्टको विधानसभा चुनाउ जो छ, यसले पनि गोर्खाल्याण्डको मुद्दालाई कुनै फाइदा पुग्न सक्ने कतैबाट पनि देखिएको छैन। राज्य दाबीको कुरा केन्द्रसित प्रभावकारीरूपले राख्नुपर्ने यस्ता हजारौं काम छन्‌, जसप्रति कसैले पनि महत्व दिएको छैन। न त गोर्खाल्याण्डको निम्ति दिर्घमियादी र युक्तिसङ्गत कार्यक्रम नै निर्माण गरिएको छ। यस्तोमा विधानसभाको चलखेललाई पनि सबैले गम्भीररुपले लिएर नै हेर्नुपर्ने देखिएको छ।
यस्तो नहोस्‌ कि प्रत्येक भोट गोर्खाहरूको निम्ति एक एक चोट होस्‌।

लिंगतामको पिडीताले न्यायधिश अघि बयान दिइऩ्
प्रविण खालिंग, कालिमन्युज,गान्तोक,2 मार्च। पूर्व सिक्किमको लिङताममा गत 12 फरवरीको दिन महिलामाथि भएको उत्पिडनको घटनाले गम्भीर रूप धारण गर्दैछ। पिडिताले आज चिफ जुडिसियल मेजिस्टेड (पूर्व) समक्ष जिल्ला न्यायालयमा बयान दिइऩ। न्यायधिशको अघि उनको बयान सीआरपीसीको धारा 164 अऩ्तर्गत लिइएको छ। पिडिताले सुनखरीलाई फोनमा बताए अनुसार न्यायधिशले उनको वयान सुनेपछि न्याय दिने आश्वासन दिएका छन्। घटनामा पिडितालाई अगमलोग गाउँमा निर्वस्त्र पारेर घुमाइएको थियो । आरोपीहरू अहिले जमानीमा मुक्त रहेका छन्।

मुख्यमन्त्री छात्रवृत्तिको दूरूपयोग गर्ने प्रधान अध्यापक र शिक्षकहरू निलम्बित
प्रविण खालिंग, कालिमन्युज,गान्तोक, 2 मार्च। राज्यको मानव संसधान विकास विभागले मुख्यमन्त्री मेघावी छात्रवृत्ति योजनाको दुरूपयोग गर्दै आफ्नै सन्तान च्याप्ने प्रधान अध्यापक लगायत दुइजना शिक्षक विरूद्ध कार्वाही गर्दै निलम्बन (सस्पेण्ड)को आदेश जारी गरेको छ। विभागीय मन्त्री एनके प्रधानले पत्रकारहरूसित कुराकानी गर्दै भने, घटनामा सलग्न व्यक्तिहरूलाई अब उसो यसप्रकारको कार्य कसैले गर्न हिम्मत नगर्ने खालको दण्ड दिइऩे छ। दक्षिण सिक्किमको सुन्तले निम्त माध्यमिक विद्यालयको प्रधानअध्यापक पूर्ण बहादुर गुरुङ, शिक्षक विनोद कुमार गुरुङ अऩि भुवन पाण्डेलाई विभागले निलम्बनको आदेश जारी गरेकोछ।
अर्कोतिर विद्यार्थीहरूलाई पनि भर्ना रद्द गर्ने आदेश विभागले सम्बन्धित विद्यालयमा पठाइसकेको जानकारी विभागका निर्देशक सीएस रावले दिए। उनले बने, हामीले टासी नामग्याल एकाडेमी र पाइऩ ग्रोफ स्कूल हिमाचललाई पत्रचार गरेर दुवै विद्यार्थीको भर्ना रद्द गराएर तनीकिय गडबडी रहेको जानकारी गराएका छौं। उनले भने अन्य दुइ नयाँ विद्यार्थीको निम्ति उक्त स्थानामा भर्नाको निम्ति स्थान सुरक्षीत गरिदिने आग्रह गरेका छौं।विभागले दिएको जानकारी अनुसार 22 फरवरी कै दिन गुनासो पाएपछि जिल्लाबाट यसको जाँच गराउने आदेश दिइएको थियो। जसमा दक्षिण जिलाको संयुक्त निदेशक अनि उप निर्देशकलाई जाँच समितिमा राखिएको छ भने घटनाको विस्तृत प्रतिवेदन यसै महिनाको पहिलो सप्ताह भित्र बुझाउने छ। यसैगरि यो दुइवटा कोटाको निम्ति सुन्तलेका पाँचौ श्रेणीमा उतिर्ण भएकोहरूमाझ जाँच राखिने छ।

31 ए राष्ट्रिय राजमार्गको विस्तारमा बन्दको प्रभावमुक्त पार्न उच्च न्यायालको केन्द्रिय गृह मन्त्रालय अनि राज्य सरकारलाई आदेश
प्रविण खालिंग, कालिमन्युज,गान्तोक,2 मार्च। सिक्किम उच्च न्यायालयले केन्द्रिय गृह मन्त्रालय अनि राज्य सरकारलाई 31 ए राष्ट्रिय राजमार्गमा भइरहेको विस्तारीकरणको कामलाई भयमुक्त सुचारूरूपमा संचालन गर्ने आदेश जारी गरेको छ। न्यायालयले उक्त आदेश सीमा सडक संगठनको प्रोजेक्ट स्वास्तिकले तीन-तीन महिनामा बुझाउऩे राजमार्गको विकास प्रतिवेदनलाई हेरेपछि जारी गरेको हो। न्यायालयले दार्जिलिङ जिल्लामा आन्दोलनको कारण भइरहेको बन्दकोकारण राजमार्गको विस्तारमा हुन गएको ढिलाईमाथि पनि निर्देशित गरेको छ।
गान्तोक नजिक रानीपूलदेखि  सिवोकसम्मको 96 किलोमिटरको दूरी रहेको राष्ट्रिय राजमार्ग 31 ए-को 51 किलोमिटर हिस्सा उत्तर बंगालमा पर्ने गर्छ। प्रोडेक्ट स्वास्तीकले दुवैतिर अहिले हाइवे विस्तारको कार्य गरिरहेको छ। बंगाल क्षेत्रमा 30 वटा सम्वेदनशील क्षेत्रहरूमा सडकको विकास कार्य भइरहेको तथा त्यो कार्यमा बन्दले बाधु पुगिरहेको संगठनले उच्च न्यायालयमा बुझाएको प्रतिवेदनमा उल्लेख गरिएको छ।
गत जनवरी महिनामा मात्रै 11 दिन हाइवेमा काम बन्द रहेको थियो। जुन गोर्खा जनमुक्ति मोर्चा (गोजमुमो)ले दुइ चरणमा डाकेको बन्दले पूर्ण प्रभावित बनेको थियो। यसपछि सिब्सुमा भएको गोलीकाण्डले शुरु भएको बन्द अवधीमा फरवरी महिनामा पनि उत्तिकै कार्यमा बाधा पुगेको थियो।  स्वास्तिकले बन्दको समयमा आवश्यक सरसमान र श्रमिकको पनि अभाव हुने कुरो न्यायाललाई सूचित गरेको छ।
उच्चन्यायालयले केन्द्रिय गृह मन्त्रालय अनि सिक्किम सरकारलाई काममा खटिएकाहरूको सुरक्षा व्यवस्था गर्नुपर्ने आदेश जारी गरेको छ। उच्च न्यायलयको दुइ सदस्य पीठमा प्रमुख न्यायधिश जस्टिस पीडी दिनाकरण अनि जस्टिस एसपी वाग्दीले जारी गरेको आदेशमा राष्ट्रको सुरक्षा सर्वोपरि हुने बताउँदै राष्ट्रिय राजमार्ग 31 ए सम्वेदनशील सीमासित सम्बन्धित राज्य सिक्किममा पर्ने भएकोले यसलाई विशेष प्रार्थमिकता प्रदान गर्नुपर्ने उल्लेख रहेको छ। यसैगरि न्यायालयले रक्षा मन्त्रालयलाई पनि पश्चिम बंगाल सरकारले हाइवे विकासमा पुग्न गएको बाधालाई यथासिघ्र शान्ति र सुरक्षा उपल्ब्ध गराउऩ आदेश दिएको छ।
यसैगरि न्यायालयले पश्चिम बंगाल क्षेत्रमा पर्ने राष्ट्रिय राजमार्ग 31 एको विकासमा पर्यावरण सम्बन्धि निरापत्ती पत्र नपाएको बारेमा पनि गृहमन्त्रालयलाई यसबारेमा यथासिघ्र यथोचित कार्वाही गर्ने निर्देशन दिएको छ। अर्को तीनमहीने प्रतिवेदन उत्तर सिक्किम हाइवे, गान्तोक नाथुला हाइवे लगायत 31 ए राजमार्गको विकासबारे रहनेछ। उक्त प्रतिवेदन अप्रेल महिनामा पेश गरिनेछ। उच्च न्यायालयले गत वर्ष मई महिनामा मिडियामा प्रोजेक्ट स्वास्तिको कार्य ढिलाईबारे प्रकाशित खबरलाई लिएर सोमोटो मुद्दा दर्ता गरेर प्रोजेक्ट स्वास्तिकलाई प्रत्येक तीन महिनामा प्रतिवेदन बुझाउने आदेश दिएको थियो।

एफ्रो एसियन सातौं अन्तराष्ट्रिय सम्मेलममा प्रा. महेन्द्र पी लामा
प्रविण खालिंग, कालिमन्युज,गान्तोक,2 मार्च। तिब्रगतिमा जलविद्युत विकासगरिहेको देश अनि यसका चुनौतीहरूबारे एफ्रो एसियन सातौं अन्तराष्ट्रिय सम्मेलममा सिक्किम विश्वविद्यालयका उपकूलपति प्रा. महेन्द्र पी लामाले भाग लिनेछन्। इन्टरनेशनल एसोसिएशन अन इलेक्टीसिटी जेनेरेशन, ट्रासमिशन एंड डिस्ट्रीव्युसन (एफ्रो एसियन क्षेत्र) द्वारा आयोजित यो कार्यक्रम नेपालको पहिलो जलविद्युत परियोजना स्थापनाको एकसय वर्ष पुगेको अवसरमा यो सम्मेलन आयोजन गर्न लागिएको हो। उक्त जलविद्युत परियोजना एशियाकै तेस्रो सानो जलविद्युत परियोजना मानिन्छ जसको उत्पादन क्षमता 5 सय किलोवाट रहेको छ। सम्मेलनको संयुक्त आयोजक नेपाल इलेक्ट्रीसिटी अथोरिटि रहेको छ। यो अन्तराष्ट्रिय सम्मेलनमा प्रा. महेन्द्र पी लामाले सारगर्भित सम्भाषण प्रस्तुत गर्नेछन्। यस अवसरमा अन्तराष्ट्रिय जलविद्युत विशेषज्ञहरूको उपस्थिति रहने छ। तीन दिवसीय यो सम्मेलनमा नेपालको राष्ट्रपति डॉ. राम बरण यादवले 3 मार्चको दिन तारिक उक्त सम्मेलनको उद्घाटन गर्नेछन्।
Hill violence triggers forester shift

TT, Siliguri, March 2: Two senior forest officers have been transferred out of north Bengal for alleged dereliction of duty and misuse of government vehicles when violence convulsed the hills and the plains after the Sibchu police firing.
S.B. Patel, the chief conservator of forest (wildlife), north Bengal, has been shifted to Aranya Bhawan as he was found to be away in Delhi without government permission when forest properties were set on fire after the Sibchu firing on February 8. His car was burned down by a mob near Mirik where his family members had gone on a private tour.
Tapas Das, the divisional forest officer of wildlife division I, had to face music for going to Delhi without permission.
“Two of our officers have gone to Delhi without the permission of state government,” said state forest minister Ananta Roy. “One of them was also accused of misusing his official vehicle. It was used for personal purposes while he was out of station. These issues have led to their transfer to Calcutta and Midnapore.”
Patel was asked to take charge as special officer at Aranya Bhawan, the state forest directorate in Calcutta. “His car was among the forest properties set on fire by Gorkha Janmukti Morcha supporters on February 8. The vehicle was torched on the outskirts of Mirik,” said a forest officer. “Later, it was found that he (Patel) was out of station and some of his family members had been to Mirik in his official vehicle. As the misuse (of official position) came to light, action was taken against him.”
Failure to curb illegal felling of trees was also a reason for Das’s transfer to the cashew nut division of the West Bengal Forest Development Corporation (WBFDC) in Midnapore.
“Both Das and the CCF had been to Delhi with a letter from the state chief wildlife warden to press for the release of Central funds. But the duo did not take the mandatory permission from the secretary of the forest department. The matter reached the state home department which ordered the transfer of Patel and Das,” said a forest officer.
Sources said there had been rampant felling of trees in Mahananda wildlife sanctuary, which came under Das’s jurisdiction, in the past few weeks. “There is no doubt that he is the key person behind the Gorumara-Chapramari eco tourism circuit. But his efforts to turn Mahananda into a similar destination did not yield much results as there are differences between the two sanctuaries,” said a forester.
“Protection of forest has taken a backseat with his thrust on eco tourism and timber smugglers have started chopping trees in Mahananda. Several trees were hacked and carted away from the forest in the past few weeks when guards felt intimidated by Morcha arsonists,” he added.
Das said he was perplexed after receiving the order. “I am clueless about the reason for the transfer. I would prefer not to make any further comment and I am leaving for my new place of posting today.” Patel could not be contacted.
Parishad sets stage for poll fight with Morcha
TT, Siliguri, March 2: Twenty-four hours after the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha had expressed its intention to contest in five Assembly constituencies in the Dooars, its bete noire, the Akhil Bharatiya Adivasi Vikas Parishad, announced today that it would field candidates in the same seats.
The Left Front, which has in its kitty four of the five seats, sought to put up a brave front and refused to speculate on the electoral plans of the Morcha and the Parishad.
Parishad leaders, who met at an undisclosed location in the Dooars today, said they would field candidates in Malbazar, Nagrakata, Birpara-Madarihat, Kalchini and Kumargram.
Tezkumar Toppo, the general secretary of the Parishad, said a six-member committee had also been formed to look into the possibility of contesting in some other seats as well. “The panel will study the feasibility of fielding candidates in Matigara-Naxalbari and Phansidewa in the Terai,” said Toppo.
“We are aware that they (Morcha) will field candidates in these five seats and also in the constituencies in the Terai. But the Parishad has nothing to say on it. Elections are part of democracy and anybody can participate in them. On one way, we consider it as a positive exercise to consolidate our support base. The Adivasis are a majority in the Dooars and when the results are declared on May 13, the Morcha will get to know the reality,” said Toppo.
The Left Front said it was almost certain that the Congress and the Trinamul Congress would field common candidates against them in the five seats.
“But we are not ready to buy the notion that all these organisations (Morcha and Parishad) will contest as yet,” said a CPM leader in Jalpaiguri. “We are trying to win back support in tea belts and maintain our base. Nothing can be speculated right now,” he added.
However, the decision of the Morcha and the Parishad to enter the electoral battle has left Trinamul with furrowed brows. The party feels the presence of the two organisations will split anti-Left votes.
“There is no denying the fact that without the support of the tribal people, it is tough to win elections in the Dooars. Additional support from the Gorkhas will further ensure the victory,” said a Trinamul leader in Jalpaiguri.
“Although it is evident that both these groups have turned against the CPM and the Left Front, the division of anti-CPM votes, even at this juncture, might turn the results in Left’s favour.”
While Malbazar and Nagrakata are held by the CPM, Birpara-Madarihat and Kumargram are represented by the RSP in the Assembly. A Morcha-backed tribal candidate, Wilson Champromari, won in Kalchini in a bypoll in 2009 by dividing the votes of the Congress and the CPM.
SUMI basks in 125 yrs of glory
Rajeev Ravidas, TT, Kalimpong, March 2: The Scottish Universities’ Mission Institution, one of the oldest schools in the Darjeeling district, will celebrate its 125th anniversary with a three-day event starting on March 10.
The school, which was started by the Scottish missionaries in 1886, has catered for the educational needs of not only the students from the hills, but also from neighbouring Sikkim, Bhutan and Nepal.

During the programme that will end on March 12, hundreds of Sumians, the members of the school alumni, are expected to gather to reminisce and thank the institution for stoking the flame of learning in them.
Principal of SUMI, Nava Ratna Pradhan, said the celebrations would begin on March 10 with a candlelight service and a prayer for the Sumians and the teachers who had departed.
“A special prayer for the school will also be held at the Mac Farlane Church in the morning of May 11,” he said.
The church in Kalimpong is incidentally named after the founder of the school William Mac Farlane.
The students of the school will put up cultural programmes during the event in which other institutions of the town and the members of the alumni will also take part.
SUMI was set up with funds from the Scottish Universities Mission Association, an association of four Scottish universities under the guidance of the Church of Scotland.
The institution started functioning as a training school for teachers and catechists on April 19, 1886 with 12 students.
“The student strength now is about 2,500. We have classes from the primary level to Class XII. We are the only school in the hills to offer agriculture as a vocational subject in higher secondary,” said the principal.
According to him, the school had very little time to prepare for the celebrations because of the political situation in the Darjeeling hills.
“We started our preparation about a week back after receiving an assurance from the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha president (Bimal Gurung) that our celebrations will be exempted in the event of a strike,” said Pradhan.
Tshering Tamang, a senior teacher of the institution, said the school was planning to organise many more programmes during the year. “We will organise more events in June, August and November. However, the programmes are to be firmed up. We will also be honouring the past and present teachers during the three-day event,” he said.
Poll code toll on Manab tour- - No car & room for visiting minister
TT, Raiganj, March 2: Tourism and small scale industries minister Manab Mukherjee on a visit to Islampur today was peeved that the district administration had not arranged for a car with a red beacon and accommodation at the circuit house.
The North Dinajpur district authorities said the minister was not entitled to government facilities as the model code of conduct had come into force following the announcement of the Assembly polls.
Mukherjee of the CPM was supposed to lay the foundation stone for an industrial belt at Srikrishnapur, 7km from Islampur. But the event was cancelled after the Election Commission’s announcement of the Assembly polls yesterday.
The minister arrived at the Kishenganj station by the Darjeeling Mail around 7am. He said he had come to Islampur for some official work. When Mukherjee reached the station he found no car had been sent by the district administration. He then shared a car with the chairman of the Small Scale Industries Development Corporation to reach the circuit house at Islampur, 30km from Kishenganj.
But as the minister reached the guest house, another surprise was waiting for him: no room had been booked for him.
Peeved about the lack of arrangements, the minister called up the subdivisional officer of Islampur who arranged for a room at the circuit house for Mukherjee. “I came here to attend an official programme. It is surprising that despite that, the district administration did not arrange for anything,” said the minister.
According to district magistrate Sunil Dandapat, using cars with red beacons was against the model code of conduct.
“If a minister plans a visit to a district for official work after the polls are declared, his departmental secretary has to write to the chief secretary about the trip. The chief secretary then directs the district administration to allot an official car and accommodation. Otherwise, the administration is in no position to arrange for a car to the minister,” said Dandapat.
The DM added that he had received no directives from the chief secretary to provide Mukherjee with a car or an accommodation. “That is why no car was sent to the station for the minister today.”
District president of the Trinamul Congress Mohit Sengupta said the matter would be brought to the notice of the Election Commission through the returning officer of the district. “The CPM ministers have got used to violating all norms. No minister can use official cars once elections are declared,” he said.
Mukherjee went on an inspection of the industrial belt in Islampur, along with some officials, before leaving for Siliguri in the evening.
Case for leaflet
Englishbazar police have started a case against the district secretary and president of the SFI Joy Chakraborty and Animesh Sinha for violating the election code of conduct.
According to sources, the duo had been circulating a leaflet with details of the distribution of bicycles by state environment minister and CPM MLA from Ratua Sailen Sarkar along with today’s newspapers.
“I do admit that this was a gross violation of the code of conduct. I do not support it,” Sarkar said.
The minister had distributed 2,010 bicycles among poor and meritorious students of 32 schools in his constituency yesterday using his local area development funds.
Woman dies in shop fire
TT, Siliguri, March 2: A woman was burnt to death in a fire at her medical shop in Shalbari here this evening.
Pradhannagar police suspect that the fire broke out after a short-circuit in the shop. Kalpana Deb, 48, who had taken charge of the medicine store after her husband’s death, had tried to come out of the shop during the fire. But she couldn’t do so and was charred to death. A fire tender from the Siliguri fire station doused the flames.
Admit cards
TT, Dinhata: A sack containing admit cards for Higher Secondary examinations was found lying on a road at Brahmanir Chowky near Dinhata on Wednesday evening. Police said a pick up van of the West Bengal Council of Higher Secondary Education had gone to Brahmanir Chowky High School to distribute admit cards and the sack had probably fallen from the vehicle. Local people, who spotted the sack, opened it and handed it over to the police when they found that the packet had admit cards.
Jawan suicide
TT, Malda: Nirmal Singh, a BSF jawan of the 151 Battalion posted at the Nauda outpost on the India-Bangladesh border, has shot himself dead with his service rifle. The 40-year-old Singh was on duty on Tuesday night and was found dead with three bullet injuries in his abdomen the next morning. BSF and police said the jawan had committed suicide.
Road mishap
TT, Islampur: A patient was killed and six were injured when an ambulance turned on its side at Gunjaria on Wednesday. The deceased, Haribola Das, was being taken to the North Bengal Medical College and Hospital in the vehicle when the accident took place.
House blaze
TT, Balurghat: A house was razed to the ground in a fire at Mahinagar on Wednesday. Two fire engines from Balurghat doused the flames in two hours. Police suspect the fire broke out from the kitchen of the house.
Sister’s slap at jail parade - Laxity in identification march underlines vulnerability of witness -She came, she saw, she slapped.
TT, Kolkata: A test identification (TI) parade inside Dum Dum Central Jail took a dramatic turn on Wednesday afternoon when the sister of a murdered teenager identified the main accused from a pool of 33 persons and gave vent to her anger, catching jail officials napping and raising uncomfortable questions about the practice in Bengal.

Rinku Das, 22, elder sister of Rajib Das of Barasat, today walked up to Mithun Das, the prime accused in the case and slapped him, before taking a few steps back and then identifying the two other accused — Monojit Biswas and Biswanath alias Babu Chatterjee.
“He (Mithun) was the one who poured liquor over me and led the assault on my brother. How can a sister ever forget the faces of those responsible for her brother’s murder? I just wish that justice prevails and they are punished,” Rinku told Metro later on Wednesday.
If Rinku’s slap reflected her pent-up rage on seeing the trio 16 days after her brother’s murder and her own humiliation, it also revealed how none of those involved in the episode, starting with the jail authorities, had followed the rulebook for a TI parade.
 “Ideally, the witnesses and the accused should be kept in separate enclosures in such a way that the witness can see the accused but the accused cannot see the witness. But the existing system of identification of an accused in this state lacks this mechanism,” admitted a senior officer of the state police.
“Probably this explains why, on several instances, witnesses or an identifier have turned hostile during the trial of a case. There is no system of safeguarding the witness’s identity during a TI parade and so if the accused gets to know the witness, he can use various methods to intimidate him or her,” he added.
On the night of February 14, Mithun and two others had picked upon Rinku while she was returning to her Banikanthanagar house in Barasat riding pillion on the bicycle of her 16-year-old brother, who was to appear for his Madhyamik. The gang stopped the brother-sister duo near Kachhari Maidan and started teasing Rinku. When Rajib protested, the three began beating him up. A desperate Rinku ran to bungalows of senior district officials, barely 100 meters away, seeking help from the guards on duty.
Even as police dithered, Rajib was thrashed and then stabbed with a knife. Hours later, he died at RG Kar Medical College.
The district police from North 24-Parganas first arrested Chandan Das from Guma in Habra but Rinku failed to identify him. After the CID took over the investigation, Mithun, Monojit and Biswanath were rounded up late on February 25 from Madhyamgram station and Barasat.
At the court production in Barasat the next day, the CID didn’t press for police custody as it wanted to hold the TI parade in a hurry before drawing up a charge-sheet. The date was fixed for March 2, at Dum Dum jail in the presence of a magistrate.
“The process started around 2.45pm with the three being paraded along with 30 others inside a large room on the first floor. Rinku stood with two others in the presence of the magistrate. As soon as she spotted a lanky youth (later identified as Mithun), she walked up and before anyone could react, landed a tight slap on his face,” said a jail official. “Everyone was shocked.”
For the next hour-and-a-half, Rinku and two others, a homoeopath and a van-rickshaw puller, completed the process of identifying the three accused before leaving the jail premises around 4.15 pm.
“We’ll wait for the magistrate’s report,” said Anuj Sharma, DIG, CID.
At the state police directorate, questions were raised about the way the TI parade was conducted. “The manner in which Rinku could go up and slap an accused shows how callous the system is,” said a senior IPS officer.

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