Gurubari clash: Interim bail for BJP leader Roy

West Bengal BJP president Tathagata Roy was on Thursday granted interim bail by a local court in a case relating to a clash in Gurubari village.

Last Updated: Dec 15, 2011, 17:54 PM IST

Chinsurah: West Bengal BJP president
Tathagata Roy was on Thursday granted interim bail by a local court
in a case relating to a clash in Gurubari village in which a
Trinamool Congress worker was killed in August.

Granting the bail plea, District Judge Haripada Das of
Chinsurah Sadar Court directed Roy to appear in the court
on January 7, 2012.

The Trinamool Congress had lodged an FIR on August 4 in
Gurap police station accusing the BJP leader of inciting
people at a meeting leading to a clash in which a Trinamool
worker Khudiram Hembram was killed and many people rendered
homeless.

Roy had been granted anticipatory bail by the Calcutta
High Court which directed him to move a bail plea in the lower
court within eight weeks.

His bail plea was rejected by the Chief Judicial
Magistrate Manjushri Mandal on Wednesday.

Roy`s lawyer, Sushanta Sen Gupta, moved the bail plea in
the court of the District Judge on Thusday. Roy had been
chargesheeted under IPC sections 326 (voluntarily causing
grievous hurt by dangerous weapons or means) and 307 (attempt
to murder).

PTI