Darjeeling remains a ghost town as bandh cripples normal life

Number of arrests cross 300,no transport or market open.

Written by PTI | Darjeeling | Published: August 14, 2013 3:14 pm

Life remained disrupted today in the Darjeeling hills on the second day of the two day ‘Janata Curfew’ sponsored by the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha even as more arrests were made since last night.

There was neither any transport on the roads in all the three sub-divisions nor any market open,which rendered a ghost look to the towns ahead of the four-day relaxation of the agitation for a separate state from tomorrow.

Darjeeling municipality councillor Subhomoy Chatterjee was arrested by the police last in connection with an old case. The number of arrests in the hills has crossed 300,the SP’s office here said.

Food stuff like sugar and rice was being distributed by the district food supply department from 11 additional points in the three hill sub-divisions which were not covered by the public distribution system.

Meanwhile,the additional five companies of CRPF are yet to arrive in the hills from Assam,sources said.

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