Bengal to revive cases against GJM leaders

Furious with the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha for staying away from the Gorkhaland Territorial Administration meeting that was scheduled for September 4.

Written by Express News Service | Kolkata | Published: September 8, 2013 2:00:29 am

Furious with the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha for staying away from the Gorkhaland Territorial Administration meeting that was scheduled for September 4,the Mamata Banerjee government has decided to revive the criminal cases against senior GJM leaders. On top of the list is the Sibchu firing case in which most of the senior GJM leaders are accused. The case,registered in February 2011,was shelved after the GTA agreement. To begin with,the police’s CID will seek custody of Benoy Tamang,the GJM vice-president arrested last month in connection with another case. The CID has been probing the Sibchu firing for the past two years but has not filed a chargesheet so far,reportedly because the government had instructed it to go slow on the case. GJM president Bimal Gurung,meanwhile,has pleaded for anticipatory bail in the case.

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