Pema Tamang files a habeas corpus writ in the Calcutta High Court

Darjeeling, Sept 15 (Calcutta Tube/IBNS)  Pema Tamang, wife of  Nickol Tamang, the prime accused in  the murder of All India Gorkha League leader Madan Tamang, has filed a habeas corpus writ  in the Calcutta High Court seeking production of her “missing” husband.

Chief Justice J N Patel and justice Ashim Kumar Roy fixed September 16 as the date for hearing after counsels for Pema Tamang filed  the  writ in the high court on Monday. Habeas corpus is a suit requiring a person to be brought before a judge or into a court.

Pema Tamang filed the case through advocates Tirthankar ghosh and Sayan De. She  also sought compensation from the state.

Forty-seven-year-old Nickol, accused of  hacking to death the AIBL President  on May 21 in Darjeeling town, has been  missing since August 22 from the state Criminal Investigation Department’s  custody in Siliguri. A Central Committee  member of Gorkha Janmukti Morcha, which has been spearheading the separate statehood movement in Darjeeling, Nickol Tamang  was in the CID custody after being arrested on August 16.

The Chief Judicial Magistrate’s Court of Darjeeling had ordered for Tamang’s CID custody  following a prayer from  the investigating  agency.

The CID claimed that Tamang fled from its custody at Pintail village in Siliguri in the morning of August 22.

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