GJM Chief Bimal Gurung, Wife Booked For Murder, Conspiracy


Darjeeling: West Bengal Police lodged a fresh suo moto FIR against GJM Chief Bimal Gurung and his wife Asha Gurung in connection with the violence in Singmari that claimed lives of 3 Morcha activists.

They have been charged with murder and criminal conspiracy under section 302 120B.

Police sources said the three GJM supporters were not killed in police firing and were killed by their own colleagues when they opened fire at the forces in Singmari last week.

But GJM refuted the allegations and demanded a fair inquiry by CBI. GJM’s Binay Tamang also sought Centre’s intervention for the same.

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The FIR includes names of 24 members of the party, including Bimal and Asha Gurung. Asha leads the GJM women’s wing. The FIR also explained why the Gurungs and some other top leaders of the Darjeeling agitation went underground.

Gurung, his wife, GJM general secretary Roshan Giri and their 25 colleagues were also booked in two attempt-to-murder cases, lodged on June 9 and 17. Since June 9, at least 33 cases have been lodged against the GJM leaders.