<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>After Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) leader Bimal Gurung shelved his plan to come to Darjeeling on Monday, posters have appeared at different places in the hill station, saying the state government is conspiring to kill Gurung.The handwritten poster in Nepalese language, which says it is the voice of ‘Janata’ also says as long as Gurung is alive the demand for Gorkhaland is also alive. ‘Wherever he is, may he live well’, it reads.A few days earlier, another poster at the hills called expelled GJM leader Binay Tamang as ‘gaddar’ or betrayer.Gurung had announced that he would come out in the open on October 30 but later GJM general secretary Roshan Giri said it would not be advisable for Gurung to come out in the open now as the Centre had assured a tripartite talk, while the state was trying to capture Gurung and put him behind bars to put an end to the movement in demand for a separate state of Gorkhaland.“It is the conspiracy of the Bengal government and unfortunately some of our turncoat leaders have joined them. The state government is trying to suppress the movement but we will fight it to the finish,” said a senior GJM leader.Interestingly, the FIR (DNA has access to a copy) which was filed on June 9, 2017, at Sadar Police Station in Darjeeling named 36 persons; Binay Tamang’s name was at number 6. “Tamang has joined hands with CM Mamata Banerjee and is trying to thwart the movement,” the GJM leader alleged.BJP MP from Darjeeling, SS Ahluwalia, said, “If Tamang has been named in the FIR, why isn’t he arrested or called for questioning while others have been charged with UA(P)A as well? Besides, as against other FIRs where ‘other unknown persons’ is mentioned in case names are not known, in this case, the phrase used is ‘5000 to 7000 other members & supporters of GJMM’, which is very unnatural.”Police authorities kept on passing the buck to one another. Officials of Sadar PS said it was not unnatural to name so many people in the FIR. However, he admitted that they were not investigating the matter as it had been taken up by the CID, West Bengal.ADG North Bengal, Siddhinath Gupta, told DNA, “The case is being investigated by the CID but as far as I know, Tamang has not been called for questioning.”

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WB govt conspiring to kill GJM chief, say posters in Darjeeling