Madan Tamang murder : No evidence against Roshan Giri: Counsel

Kolkata
2 Aug 2017

Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) general secretary Roshan Giri today contended before a city court that the CBI has failed to produce evidence to indicate his involvement in the murder of All India Gorkha League leader Madan Tamang.
Giri's counsel Debasish Roy submitted before the city sessions court chief judge, Kundan Kumar Kumai, that the CBI has not indicated any proper evidence vide which it proposes that charges be framed against the accused for his and other persons' alleged involvement in the killing of Tamang. Roy submitted that the investigating agency is relying on telephonic conversations allegedly held by him and others and two reports published in a newspaper to establish their alleged criminal conspiracy and common intention in the murder, that took place at Darjeeling town in May, 2010.
Roy submitted that transcripts of telephonic call intercepts have not been submitted before the court so far, while newspaper reports cannot be relied upon as evidence. Giri's counsel claimed that speeches in political meetings cannot be construed as threats as is being projected by the special public prosecutor for the CBI. Roy submitted that charges cannot be framed against his client in connection with the killing of Tamang on the basis of unsubstantiated claims.
The matter will be heard again by the court on Thursday. The city sessions court is hearing arguments for framing of charges against 46 accused for criminal conspiracy and murder of Tamang.