SC raps govt lawyer in Bimal Gurung case, hearing postponed till January

SC raps govt lawyer in Bimal Gurung case, hearing postponed till January
New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday abruptly halted a hearing on Gorkha Janmukti Morcha leader Bimal Gurung, irked by the behaviour of Bengal government advocate Kalyan Banerjee.
"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 and adjourned the matter to the second week of January.
The bench, hearing a state government plea for recall of an earlier order prohibiting coercive action against Gurung, was upset as Banerjee tried to oppose some submissions by senior advocate P.S. Patwalia, who appeared for Gurung.
Banerjee expressed regret but the bench refused to relent and adjourned the matter.

"I was just trying to bring to the court's attention something important pertaining to the case," Banerjee, also a Trinamul MP, told The Telegraph later.
CBI petition
The CBI said on Monday 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.
Justice Debiprasad De asked the CBI to file the plea and said the hearing would take place by clubbing the two petitions together.

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