VP of Gorkha Janmukti Morcha rearrested
Kolkata: RP Waiba, vice-president, Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (Bimal faction), who was in judicial custody and had secured bail on Friday, was rearrested against an arrest warrant that was pending. He was produced at the Chief Judicial Magistrate Court, Darjeeling on Saturday and sent to judicial custody.
Waiba was wanted in a Darjeeling Sadar Police station case of June 8, 2017 in which the police and GJM supporters had clashed in Darjeeling.
Waiba was arrested on June 9 this year while he was on his way to Darjeeling from Siliguri. "Earlier there had been a proclamation order
of his property also. A separate proceeding
under Section 144 A IPC had also been initiated against him. An arrest warrant was pending against him. He has been arrested in this case," stated Pankaj Prashad, Assistant Public Prosecutor, Darjeeling.
Meanwhile, other GJM (Bimal) leaders and supporters who had earlier been arrested in different cases were released on bail on Friday.
The list includes BP Bajgain, Spokesperson, Suraj Subba, Sunil Gurung, Kiran Thapa, Anand Gurung, Gobind Rai, Rajani Gurung and Nima Tamang. Most were arrested in connection with forceful entry in a government property in
Singamari, Darjeeling (earlier the GJM party office.)