Mamata trying to finish Gorkhaland movement: Gurung

Tuesday 05th December 2017 04:00 EST

NEW DELHI: Gorkha Janmukti Morcha leader Bimal Gurung has claimed in the Supreme Court that West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee is trying to break his party to put an end to the movement for a separate statehood. The SC said the movement was one thing, but no one can be allowed to take law into his own hand. Speaking in front of a bench comprising of Justices AK Sikri and Ashok Bhushan, Gurung said he has been framed in several fakes cases and if allowed to surrender, then he will be in jail for a decade and entire movement will be finished.

“There are difference of opinion between me and Chief Minister of West Bengal. Effort is being made to break my party and pop up a new leader. If today I am given to the police, then I will be in jail for another decade and the whole movement will be finished,” said senior advocate PS Patwalia who appeared on behalf of Gurung. He claimed that movements for separate states were occurring “everywhere and new states are being carved out.” Patwalia continued that if the impression goes out that “I have been treated unfairly and wronged, then this would create more unrest in Darjeeling and hence these cases be referred to the CBI.”

According to him, multiple FIRs were lodged by West Bengal police over violence in hills. They all have a pattern, same mistakes, same language, and same format. “These are all fake FIRs, showing a possibility of frame-up. This is a big issue in hills and the people were opposed to it,” Patwalia said. Meanwhile, the state police maintained that Gurung was absconding and not cooperating in the probe of cases filed against him. They allege that the leader faces trial in 23 cases along with numerous other criminal cases.

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