JB Tamang gets police custody for a day
Kolkata: JB Tamang, president, Himalayan Plantation Workers' Union (HPWU), which is affiliated to the GNLF, was produced at the Additional Chief Judicial Court in Kurseong on
Thursday. Tamang has been remanded to police custody for a day in a case under the Mirik police station.
Tamang had been implicated in a case under the Naxalbari Police Station and arrested on Sunday. He had been produced at the Siliguri ACJM court from where he was granted a bail. However, as soon as he stepped out he was re-arrested in a case under the Mirik police station. Tamang was produced at the ACJM Court in Kurseong on Monday where he had fallen ill and admitted to the hospital. He has been charged under Sections 143/ 341/186/353/506/120 (B) of the Indian Penal Code in a case under the Mirik Police Station. "The police had appealed for 7 days of remand. The ACJM allowed a single day of police remand. He will be produced again on Friday. Bail hearing will also take place then," said Bharat Giri, defence lawyer of JB Tamang.