Calcutta HC directs CBI to present Bimal Gurung for trial

The division bench also directed that the hearing on framing of charges in the murder case be completed in the city sessions court by August 17.

Published: 19th July 2017 11:09 PM  |   Last Updated: 19th July 2017 11:09 PM   |  A+A-

Gorkha Janmukti Morcha chief Bimal Gurung (File | PTI)

By Express News Service

KOLKATA: In what could be a big blow to the Gorkhaland agitation, Calcutta High Court on Wednesday directed CBI to bring Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) chief Bimal Gurung and 21 other accused to city sessions court here on July 24 for trial in the Madan Tamang murder case.

The division bench comprising acting Chief Justice Nishita Mhatre and Justice Tapabrata Chakraborty also directed that the hearing on framing of charges in the murder case be completed in the city sessions court by August 17.

Rapping the investigation agency, the division bench wondered whether the hearing on framing of charges could be completed in the absence of the accused.

The 22 accused are out on anticipatory bail in the murder case of Akhil Bharatiya Gorkha League leader Madan Tamang and as condition of the bail, they were required to stay within the jurisdiction of Kolkata Police until the trial was completed.

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