Janata curfew cripples hills

On the second day of the Janata curfew,life remained paralysed in Darjeeling,Kalimpong and Kurseong sub-divisions on Wednesday with no transport on the roads

Written by Express News Service | Published:August 15, 2013 4:24 am

Darjeeling: On the second day of the Janata curfew,life remained paralysed in Darjeeling,Kalimpong and Kurseong sub-divisions on Wednesday with no transport on the roads. The state government Wednesday took 200 vehicles,including 15 buses,to Darjeeling. The district administration also started distributing ration from 11 points in the three subdivisions,but did not find many takers. Meanwhile,police arrested 21 GJM workers,including Darjeeling municipality councillor Subhomoy Chatterjee,taking the total number of arrests to 300 since the agitation for Gorkhaland gained strength in the last week of July,said SP of Darjeeling.

Will follow HC orders: Gurung

Kolkata: Refusing to comment on high court’s observation,GJM president Bimal Gurung on Wednesday wrote on Facebook: “We understand that the Hon’ble high court has taken on record the report filed by the state government and has consequently passed an interim order in the matter. We will respond after we have been served an authentic copy of the order of the Hon’ble High Court,whose orders we are naturally bound to respect and honour.”

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