A division Bench of Calcutta High Court on Wednesday granted anticipatory bail to Bimal Gurung, Gorkha Janamukti Morcha chief and 22 others in connection with Madan Tamang murder case that had taken place 2010.
The divisional Bench led by Justice Ashim Kumar Roy on Wednesday heard the prayers of 23 accused for the anticipatory bail in this case in which Akhil Bharatiya Gorkha League president Madan Tamang was murdered on broad day light. After hearing the plea of the accused the division bench has granted their bail.
The Calcutta High Court has, however, allowed the Central Bureau Investigation to arrest the accused whenever the central investigation agency would feel the need.
The court has also directed the accused to surrender before Bankshall Court within December 21. The court has also ordered the accused not to leave the city till further order is given.
It may be mentioned that Madan Tamang, a face of the Gorkhaland movement had opposed the repeated bandhs that paralysed the normal life in Kurseong, Kalimpong and Darjeeling when the movement had seen a high during 2008-10.
Tamang’s brutal murder had shaken the entire state as he was repeatedly stabbed allegedly by the GJM supporters in Kalimpong.
The Supreme Court had engaged the CBI to investigate into the murder after the victim’s wife Bharati Tamang had moved to the Apex court. Bimal Gurung later appealed to the Calcutta High Court seeking a bail plea.