Kolkata: The division bench of the Calcutta High Court on Wednesday directed the lower court to complete framing of charges against Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) leaders by August 17 in All India Gorkha League president Madan Tamang murder case.
Earlier in June, GJM chief Bimal Gurung claimed innocence in the murder case of Tamang and expressed hope that the matter would be resolved in the coming days. “This is a matter of the High Court. I am innocent. But since my name has been sent to the court, this matter would be resolved in the coming days,” Gurung had earlier said.
The Calcutta High Court had earlier directed the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to arrest GJM leaders, including it chief Bimal Gurung, in connection with the murder case till the disposal of their anticipatory bail plea.
A city court had on June 6 issued arrest warrants against Gurung, his wife, party MLA Harkabahadur Chettri and 20 others in connection with the case. Following this, Gurung and 10 others had moved the Calcutta High Court for anticipatory bail.
Tamang was hacked to death in Darjeeling on May 21, 2010.