Fresh case against Gurung under the Arms Act
The Darjeeling police have initiated yet another case against Gorkha Janmukti Morcha President Bimal Gurung under the Arms Act.
A suo moto case has been registered by the police at the Darjeeling Sadar police station against Gurung.
According to the FIR, on 27/06/2007 an arms license (no. 14/07) was issued against Gurung from the office of the District Magistrate, Darjeeling.
On 18/08/2014 and again on 09/01/2015 notices were issued from the DM's office against Gurung to renew his arms license which had already expired on 28/09/2013 and had not been renewed.
A revoked order for arms license was passed by the DM office. On 08/09/2017 the District Magistrate, Darjeeling ordered that a case be started against Gurung under the Arms Act. "Hence the possession of fire arms and ammunition of Bimal Gurung is prohibited" states the order.
The FIR claims that so far the accused Bimal Gurung has neither deposited his arms and ammunition at the Darjeeling Sadar Police Station or before the licensing authority nor made any appeal against the said revoked order under Section 18 of the Arms Act.
Gurung has been charged under Sections 25(1-A)/27 (3) of the Arms Act.