The city Sessions Court granted bail to the chief of Gorkha Janamukti Morcha, Bimal Gurung and 17 others in connection with Madan Tamang murder case.
The Calcutta High Court had granted conditional bail to 23 people including Gurung on December 14 directing them to surrender before the City Sessions Court. At the same time, they were directed not to leave Kolkata until and unless the hearing of the case is complete.
On Tuesday, 18 people including Bimal Gurung, his wife Asha Gurung, Roshan Giri, Sabhya Gurung, Devendra Sharma surrendered themselves before the Citry Sessions Court. They prayed for bail which was granted to them against bail bond of Rs 10,000 each.
Gurung said that they honour the Court’s order and they would follow it word by word.
Their counsels said that details containing addresses of all the 18 persons in Kolkata have been submitted to the Court and they will be available whenever they are summoned.
On December 14, the divisional Bench led by Justice Ashim Kumar Roy heard the plea of 23 accused for the anticipatory bail connection with 2010 murder case of Akhil Bharatiya Gorkha League president Madan Tamang. He was murdered in broad day light, a day before a major rally in the hills.
Tamang was well known for opposing against calling bandh in hills that led to a massive loss and caused harassment to common people mainly in Darjeeling, Kurseong and Kalimpong. Tamang’s wife Bharati Tamang had moved to the Supreme Court that ordered a CBI probe into the incident.