SC notice to CBI on Roshan Giri's plea

9 Aug 2017

The Supreme Court has asked the CBI to respond to a plea filed by Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) general secretary Roshan Giri seeking transfer of his trial in 2010 Madan Tamang murder case from Kolkata to Sikkim apprehending serious law and order crisis.
A bench comprising Justices S A Bobde and L Nageswara Rao issued notice to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) and posted the matter for hearing to August 11. Giri has been charged with alleged "criminal conspiracy for murder", along with several other GJM leaders, in the case of Tamang, who was the All India Gorkha League (AIGL) president.
Giri's counsel had told the court that if he was to appear in court to face the murder trial, then there would be a serious law and order situation in Kolkata and it might pose a threat to his life. He had said that in view of the agitation in Darjeeling, it was very likely that a serious law and order situation would arise if he was made to go to Kolkata to face the trial.