Kalimpong, 13 March
The incident happened on 11 March.The victim's mother caught the accused redhanded raping her deaf and mute daughter.
The accused,after seeing the mother, ran from the house. Later Rompu police with the help of villagers caught hold of the man.
The accused Surjya Tamang alias Gangate was a neighbour of the victim.
The mother of the victim is a labourer in Munsong Cinchona Plantation and her father is a carpenter.
The accused had noticed that the parents of the girl are out for work. He took advantage of the situation and entered the victim's home and allegedly raped her.The victim was rushed to Kalimpong Hospital for medical assistance.
Meanwhile, the accused Tamang was produced before Kalimpong ACJM court where police has filed the police custody plea. The court sanctioned the plea and remanded the victim in 5-day of police custody.Kalimpong SP Ajit Kumar Yadav said, "A case of rape has been registered and the accused has been remanded in 5-day police custody. "
Siliguri/Kalimpong, 7 March
As informed, the JAP activists came to Siliguri this morning in search of the two CRs. They found a room in a hotel at second mile was booked in the name of Hill unit of Trinamul Congress spokesperson, Mr Binny Sharma,where the two CRs namely Manisha Rai and Papu Bishwakarma were kept.
Meanwhile, some JAP activists went to the residence of state tourism minister Gautam Deb in Siliguri seeking his intervention. But Mr Deb was in Kolkata at that time.
"We are happy that chief minister Mamata Banerjee upgraded Kalimpong to a district. But we are disappointed with the role of a section of the party's leaders.During the college election on 14 December last year, JAP had bagged 12 out of 22 seats.Ten seats had gone to Gorkha Janmukti Morcha backed students' wing. But on 15 February, six CRs switched to Trinamul. The ruling party could not secure five per cent votes in the college election,yet they are trying to form a board," said JAP youth wing chairman Mr Pankaj Chettri.
"If the two CRs have decided to leave JAP on their own,we have no issues.But we will condemn and agitate against any activities of the Trinamul that suggest that they want to form the board by dissolving the present one," claimed Mr Cheetri.
The party has maintained that they have enough evidences to prove how the Trinamul are luring the JAP CRs to join their party so that it can form a board through unethical means.
Further the JAP representative put suspicion on whether the state government will use such methods in the upcoming municipal and panchayat elections.The party’s legal cell will take legal steps on this issue, they said.The JAP president Harka Bahadur Chhetri said the Trinamul youth leader Pranay Thulung had taken the students to Siliguri and kept them at a hotel.
"Today our party supporters went to Siliguri and inquired about the fact.We have the evidences.They neither did secure five per cent of the votes in college election nor bagged even a single seat,but with money, they are luring the class representative of other parties," said Mr Chhetri.
He further said the Hiil unit of Trinamul was acting against the principles laid down by chief minister Mamata Banerjee.
"She always stresses on clean political environment but on the other hand, her party wing in the Hills is acting to trample upon democracy," added Mr Chhetri
He asked that when Trinamul is targeting the college unions,what will happen in other polls.
Meanwhile,Pranay Thulung, when asked about the allegation made by JAP, said that he did not know anything as he was in Kolkata to attend party meeting. The spokesperson of Hill Trinamul Binny Sharma rubbished the allegations against the party.
"The groundless allegations have been levelled against us to malign the image of the party.The duo have already joined Trinamul Congress.We have evidences to substantiate the claim," Mr Sharma said.
STATESMAN NEWS SERVICE
Kalimpong, 16 February:
Chief minister Mamata Banerjee today left for Kolkata after a 4-day tour to Kalimpong.
Amidst tight security, the chief minister's convoy left Kalimpong town, a new district headquarters, around 1 p,m today.
People were very happy with the decision of Miss Banerjee for upgrading Kalimpong sub-division into a district while the chief minister announced allotments of Rs 50 crore to solve water crisis problem.
Sumit Chettri, one of the local residents said, "We are thankful to the chief minister who is architect of a new Kalimpong district fulfilling a distant dream.We hope the state government will make it a beautiful district soon."