GJM leaders arrested from Gurugram
New Delhi/Kolkata: A team of CID officers have arrested three senior GJM leaders from Gurgaon in connection with Bhanu Bhavan violence case. As per CID officials, Dhan Kumar Pradhan, Tilak Chandra Roka and P T Ola have been arrested. GJM general secretary Roshan Giri, however, managed to flee. Coincidentally, all those who have been arrested had met Home Minister Rajnath Singh in Delhi recently.
"They have been arrested from Sector 56 of Gurgaon in Haryana. They will be brought to Kolkata on transit remand today (Friday) night," ADG (CID) Dr Rajesh Kumar said.
Chandra Roka is the Chief Advisor of planters' Associations, while D K Pradhan is the newly elected Municipal Chairman. Ola is the former GTA Sabhasad from Ghoom-Jorebunglow. A five-member delegation of GJM as well as S S Ahluwalia, MP Darjeeling, had met Rajnath Singh recently. Along with Roshan Giri and Swaraj Thapa, these three leaders too were a part of the team. During the meeting, the GJM delegation had raised the issue of Gorkhaland and the need for a tripartite dialogue to resolve the long pending demands of the Gorkhas. The members had also sought immediate central intervention to end the indefinite strike. However, as per CID sources, they had procured an arrest warrant against them. A warrant was issued against GJM chief Bimal Gurung, his wife Asha Gurung and six other party leaders including these three senior leader in connection with the Bhanu Bhawan case, which was registered at Sadar police station after GJM supporters clashed with police outside the government office on June 9. Following, the issuance of the warrant, CID officials have increased their vigilance and based on a tip off they had stationed a team who arrested these three leaders. The GJM leaders have been arrested under Sections 147-149 (rioting with arms and unlawful assembly), 153-153A (promoting enmity between different groups), 323-326 (voluntarily causing grievous hurt), 332-353 (Assault or criminal force to deter public servant), 436 (mischief by fire and explosive substance), 506 (criminal intimidation), 120B (criminal conspiracy) and a few other sections of the IPC. With agency inputs