“The state government is harassing those who were involved in cases during the four year Gorkhaland agitation that is lying pending in the court. This is a fear psychosis tactic that the government is playing in the hills for which the CRPF has been deployed,” Giri told journalists.
Giri reiterated that during the signing of the GTA agreement it was agreed upon that all the pending cases in the court would be withdrawn. “The agreement has not been honoured so far,” he added.
“We had reminded the two governments (read centre and state) regarding the withdrawl of cases during the December 26 review meeting. The state home secretary Basudeb Bannerjee had then assured us that all the 150 pending cases besides murder cases would be withdrawn within 10 days. The assurance lies unfulfilled. The government must first abide by the agreement and stop harassing the hill people,” said Giri.
Giri said that the letter received from the government was a positive response that has been forwarded to the GTA chief who will take the final call. Giri met all the members of the frontal organization at the party office here in a bid to discuss the organizational strength of the party in Kurseong.