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NEW DELHI, 12 DECEMBER 2017: The hearing on Bimal Gurung, the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) chief was abruptly halted in the Supreme Court as an altercation arose over the alleged misbehavior of the West Bengal Government lawyer, Kalyan Banerjee. The Supreme Court Bench headed by Justices A.K. Sikri and Ashok Bhusan adjourned the hearing to the second week of January expressing dismay and anger over Banerjee’s behaviour.
“We have told you earlier also that we don’t like such kind of behaviour. We will not hear the matter today,” a bench of Justices A.K. Sikri and Ashok Bhushan said.
Banerjee who is also a Trinamool Member of Parliament said that he regretted the incident and that he was merely trying to put forward an important aspect of the case. Banerjee had sought the recall of Supreme Court’s earlier order prohibiting coercive action against Gurung.
Meanwhile, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has said that it would file a petition in the high court challenging a city trial court’s order that had discharged Gorkha Janmukti Morcha president Bimal Gurung in the Madan Tamang murder case.
The decision was conveyed to the high court by a CBI counsel during the hearing of a petition by Tamang’s wife Bharati against the trial court’s order.