The bail petition was filed by Ld counsels Ms Karma Yangchen, Ms Neeru Sharma and Ms Bandana Pradhan on the 28th of Feb2009 and the hearing was taken up on the 7th of March and the order passed on the 9th of March. The bail petition was taken up Sr Advocate Shri K. T Bhutia.
All 40 arrested which included 7 ladies and some students were then released from the State Jail in the evening. A rousing reception was held at the BL House to welcome all of them back.
The Bail was granted with many conditions which include Rs 50,000 /- bond and a reliable surety each, that the accused shall not visit any dam site in Dzongu region that the accused will not participate in unlawful assembly etc.
The ACT and all members welcome the judgment of the Hon’ble District and Sessions court and express complete faith in the Judiciary.
Meanwhile, 6 more innocent student/youths from Dzongu have been detained and questioned for another incident where more properties of the power developers were destroyed. Since, most of the accused are students and under aged they have not been kept overnight but made to report almost everyday on their own expenses. Further indiscriminate questioning of student has been reported.
ACT ha condemned the arbitrarily arrest/detention of the Lepchas.