"Tamang and the others were rounded up from Rangpo in connection with cases like putting up road blockage and preventing police officers from carrying out their duties," Kalimpong sub-division Additional Superintendent of Police Sangmit Lepcha said.
Tamang, a close associate of GJM supremo Bimal Gurung is the highest-ranking leader of the party to be arrested since the West Bengal government started a crackdown on its leaders.
Forty GJM activists were taken into custody since Wednesday night, district Superintendent of Police Kunal Agarwal said.
Since the party began a fresh agitation for the carving of a separate Gorkhaland in the wake of the announcement of the formation of Telangana last month, 710 GJM activists have been arrested.
--IANS (Posted on 22-08-2013)