New Delhi [India], November 24 (ANI): The Supreme Court on Friday asked former Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) president Bimal Gurung to reply on the appeal made by the West Bengal government against his protection from arrest within four days.Also Read - Several States Likely to Receive Heavy Rain Today, IMD Issues Orange Alert For Kerala

The court’s direction has come after the Mamata Banerjee-led West Bengal government approached the top court against protection from arrest to Gurung. Also Read - Kolkata Restaurants Run Out of Food After 'Revenge Dining' During Durga Puja; Close Eateries Before Time

The apex court sought Gurung’s reply by Tuesday. Also Read - India vs England Highlights T20 World Cup Warm-Up Match: Ishan Kishan, KL Rahul Guide India to a 6-Wicket Victory Over England

Earlier on November 20, the general committee of the GJM suspended Gurung for six months and appointed Binay Tamang as the new party president.

The absconding former GJM president has been out of public sight since June.

Cases have been filed against him under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA) in connection with a grenade attack at the Kalimpong Police Station and a blast in Darjeeling’s Chowk Baazaar area. (ANI)

This is published unedited from the ANI feed.