CID attaches house of Bimal Gurung following court order

first_imgDarjeeling: Carrying out a court order, the CID have attached the house of Gorkha leader Bimal Gurung and his wife Asha Gurung, located on the outskirts of Darjeeling town.Incidentally, Gurung and his wife have been on the run since June last year. The CID, aided by the Darjeeling Police, arrived at Patleybash, 5 km from Darjeeling town on Wednesday and carried out the attachment order.The three-storied residential building was attached, along with movable assets that were inside the house, including furniture and other household goods. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeAn inventory of seized items is being prepared, which will be handed over to the Chief Judicial Magistrate Court in Darjeeling.The Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM), under the leadership of Gurung, had locked horns with security forces on June 8, 2017. GJM had been on agitation mode in the Hills.Police reports claim that more than 45 security force personnel were injured in the clash. A police booth was set on fire. 15 police vehicles were also torched, along with a state government Bus. Army personnel were deployed in Darjeeling, Ghoom and Kurseong, to control the situation. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedOn that day, GJM had taken out rallies and staged a sit-in demonstration a short distance away from the Raj Bhawan, where the state cabinet meeting was taking place. Later, the demonstration turned violent and clashes had ensued. The GJM in turn had alleged that many of their supporters were also injured in the clashes.The police had lodged a suo motu FIR and a case had been started at Darjeeling Sadar police station on June 9. The case was handed over to the CID on June 29, 2017. On September 6, arrest warrants were issued against Bimal Gurung, Asha Gurung, Roshan Giri and 5 front-rung GJM leaders. The CJM Court had ordered them to appear in court and surrender in November 2017.”Bimal Gurung, Asha Gurung, Roshan and others failed to make an appearance on the designated date. On March 28, 2018, the CID prayed that these absconders be declared as offenders and their movable and immovable properties be attached. The Court then issued an order of attachment,” stated Pankaj Prasad, Assistant Public Prosecutor, Darjeeling.last_img read more

Despite What Mark Cuban Says Net Neutrality Will Not Create Uncertainty

first_img 3 min read Free Webinar | Sept 5: Tips and Tools for Making Progress Toward Important Goals Register Now » February 27, 2015 American mathematician John Allen Paulos once said: “Uncertainty is the only certainty there is, and knowing how to live with insecurity is the only security.”He’s right, and it’s very important to remember in light of the Federal Communications Commission today adopting net neutrality rules by a 3-2 vote.Many of those who disagree with the decision, such as Mark Cuban, based their opposition in the notion that FCC oversight of the Internet (including wireless) creates uncertainty that will imperil future innovation. Not only for Internet service providers like Comcast and Verizon, but also for the next generation of content provider that must rely on ISP infrastructure to deliver their wares.“If you’re like me and you think the best is yet to come, you don’t want the FCC involved because of all the uncertainty,” Cuban said today on CNBC. He added that because FCC commissioners are political appointees, we have no way of knowing who future commissioners will be or how they will wield their new powers.The only trouble is that uncertainty is not the exclusive province of things under government oversight. We had it before the vote, and would have had it no matter how many commissioners said ‘aye.’Absent net neutrality, do we know if ISPs would have created so-called “fast lanes” for content providers who are willing to pay a toll? Or simply slow down service of those who don’t? Do we know whether or not there will be a macro-economic event that slows down venture capital investment in new tech startups, or makes it harder for existing ones to go public? Do we know if some massive new data-hog will emerge, or if the ultimate Netflix killer is a company that somehow compresses the bits into something more manageable for existing pipes?Remember, we don’t even know that the broadband repair guy will show up between 1pm to 4pm, even though we are explicitly told that he will. Uncertainty all over the place.To be sure, it is possible that Cuban’s Internet doomsday will come to pass. I think it highly unlikely, but would never rule it out entirely. Likewise, it’s possible that net neutrality will result in greater innovation. After all, the law of unintended consequences swings both ways. And, in either case, future FCC appointees could make changes (just as future FCC appointees could have passed their own version of net neutrality rules, had today’s vote failed).All we really can do is make judgments based on the best information that is currently available. And reasonable people can disagree on it. But not if your opinion is based primarily on the specter of uncertainty, as if there is any legitimate alternative. Attend this free webinar and learn how you can maximize efficiency while getting the most critical things done right. This story originally appeared on Fortune Magazinelast_img read more