Darjeeling: An arrest warrant has been issued on Wednesday against Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM)Bimal Gurung, Prakash Gurung, Roshan Giri and seven others in a case related to June 8 violence.
On June 8, Darjeeling witnessed a massive protest against the West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee’s statement on which she mentioned that Bengali would be made compulsory for students upto class 10 in government schools across the state.
Earlier, a look out notice has also been issued against GJM chief Bimal Gurung. This comes right after the expulsion of party assistant general secretary Binay Tamang and Gorkhaland Territorial Administration (GTA) member Anit Thapa for violating party line.
Amid the ongoing Gorkhaland agitation, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) sought an arrest warrant against GJM chief Bimal Gurung and 21 others for being absent during the hearing in the 2010 Madan Tamang murder case.
All the 22 accused were out on anticipatory bail and as condition of bail, they were required to stay within the jurisdiction of Kolkata Police until the trial was completed.