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SC seeks Bengal govt's reply on Roshan Giri's plea for protection to fight polls

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The Thursday asked the government to file its response on a plea by (GJM) leader who has sought the court's protection to fight the elections.

The opposed the plea and told a bench of Justices and that Giri was wanted in several cases and the apex court should not grant him any protection from arrest.

The appearing for said Giri can participate and even contest the election from jail.

The state's said there was incriminating evidence against Giri, including his telephonic conversations with others.

The bench asked the state to file its reply on Giri's plea and posted the matter for further hearing on March 28.

Giri is one of the accused in the 2010 Madan Tamang murder case. Besides, there area several other cases against him.

Police have claimed that Tamang, who was the All (AIGL) president, was hacked to death in Darjeeling on May 21, 2010 in broad daylight when he was overseeing preparations for a public meeting.

Giri has been charged with alleged "criminal conspiracy for murder", along with several other aides of him, in the murder case of Tamang.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Thu, March 14 2019. 20:25 IST