Bimal Gurung dubs CID probe into West Bengal Police sub-inspector's death as 'conspiracy', seeks CBI inquiry

Darjeeling: Dubbing a CID probe into the death of a state police sub-inspector a West Bengal government "conspiracy", Gorkha Janmukti Morcha supremo Bimal Gurung has demanded that the CBI take over the investigation to unearth the truth.

Gurung's comment comes days after the West Bengal CID took charge of the probe into the killing of Amitabh Malik near Darjeeling earlier in October.

 Bimal Gurung dubs CID probe into West Bengal Police sub-inspectors death as conspiracy, seeks CBI inquiry

File image of GJM chief Bimal Gurung. Getty Images

The police alleged Malik was shot at by supporters of Gurung when security forces went in search of the GJM chief who they believed was hiding in a wooded area on 13 October.

"The probe by the CID is a conspiracy by the West Bengal government against him (Malik) and the GJM. They are trying to frame the GJM. Only a CBI inquiry can bring out the truth," Gurung, who has been absconding, said in a widely-aired audio message from an undisclosed location on Tuesday night.

Gurung has been in hiding since August, after cases under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act were registered against him for his alleged involvement in several bomb blasts in Darjeeling and adjoining areas.

"Eleven GJM activists have died in the last four months. The CBI should also probe those deaths," he added.

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Updated Date: Oct 25, 2017 21:48:25 IST