Darjeeling, Jun 25: The district police has claimed that a court of law here has declared Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) leaders, Bimal Gurung and Roshan Giri and others as proclaimed offenders, and displayed copies of the order in different places of this hills for public awareness.
It may be mentioned here that yesterday the circuit bench of Calcutta High Court in Jalpaiguri has asked the duo to file an affidavit mentioning why they sought anticipatory bail.
The court also directed the West Bengal government to file an affidavit, saying why it was opposing the plea of the two. Sources claim that the hearing for the case would be held within three weeks.
Speaking about the copies of the orders being pasted in different places in Darjeeling, a senior police official said that the court of Darjeeling had through an order declared Bimal Gurung and Roshan Giri as proclaimed offenders as they are wanted in several cases.
He said proclaimed offender meant they could be arrested from any place in India without warrant, and added that they were putting up copies of this for public awareness in Chowk Bazaar, Giri’s house, court and other places in the town.
The order from the Chief Judicial Magistrate on different cases against Gurung since 2017 maintains that the warrant Proclamation Attachment had been issued on March 22 this year with no execution report till date; hence the prayer of the Investigation officer is allowed and let the case stand filed for the present against the accused.
The other order on Giri and four others maintained that no execution report was there till date hence the prayer of the IO was allowed to let the case stand filed for present. (UNI)