In a major development in the investigation of the Madan Tamang murder case in which the All India Gorkha League president,Madan Tamang,was killed in broad day light in mid 2010 the CBI has submitted a plea in Darjeeling court for penalising the absconders under Section 174. Under this section,court might issue the order of attaching the property of the absconders,said a senior CBI official.
Significantly,the CBI was handed the case a year ago by the state government. Since then,this is the first time when the CBI has appealed to the court to penalise the absconders. We have submitted the plea last month. There are 21 absconders in the case as one of the 22 absconders was murdered in December. However,court is yet to take cognizance of our appeal, the CBI official informed. Under Section 174,court can issue an order to attach the property of the absconders,the official added.
Significantly,the CBI action comes after Sanjog Tamang,son of Madan Tamang filed a petition in Calcutta High Court in December claiming that CBI is not informing their family about the progress of the case. Sanjog said,We have filed a petition in Calcutta High Court as the CBI is not informing us about the cases progress. Th first hearing of the case took place last Wednesday in which the CBI has been ordered to present the case diary in the court on February 8.