THE HIMALAYAN BEACON DARJEELING NEWS BUREAU
DARJEELING, 8 MARCH 2018: Three individuals known to be very close to Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) Chief Bimal Gurung viz. Siddhant Biswakarma, Uday Gurung and Anup Pradhan have been arrested from Tukvar, Gurung’s once stronghold. Siddhant is said to be Gurung’s personal driver while Uday his bodyguard.
The trio have been arrested on the charges of setting fire to a North Bengal State Transport Corporation (NBSTC) bus at Darjeeling Motor Stand on the 9th of June 2017. This was the day when the agitation began in the hills.
Sudip Roy Basunia, assistant public prosecutor said that the trio had been arrested for arson and were produced at the additional chief judicial magistrate’s court here on 7th of March.
Basunia added that Uday Gurung and Anup Pradhan had been sent to Five Days police judicial custody while the police have requested for the custody of Siddhant Biswakarma.
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