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Sub-inspector dies in gunfight in Darjeeling; Mamata government offers jobs to his father, wife

A police team had reached the Sirubari area in Darjeeling in search of GJM Chief Bimal Gurung this morning and came under sudden fire by Gurung’s followers from the adjoining dense forests which resulted in the death of Sub-inspector Amitava Malik.

Written by Santanu Chowdhury | Kolkata | Updated: October 13, 2017 6:01 pm
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Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday expressed her condolences to the family of ASI Amitava Malik, who was killed in a gunfight in Darjeeling this morning, and announced government jobs for the father and wife of the deceased police officer. After receiving the news of the police officers’ death, Banerjee talked to the father of Amitava over phone and gave assurances that the state government would stand by his family. She has also asserted that the state government would take strong action against the people who were responsible for the death of the police officer.

Darjeeling: Policeman killed during raids to nab Bimal Gurung

A police team had reached the Sirubari area in Darjeeling in search of Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) Chief Bimal Gurung this morning and came under sudden fire by Gurung’s followers from the adjoining dense forests which resulted in the death of Sub-inspector Amitava Malik. Four more policemen were injured in the gunfight.

Address the media at state secretariat (Nabanna), state education minister Partha Chatterjee said, “Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has expressed her condolences to the bereaved family. She also held a cabinet meeting after getting the news.  It was decided in the meeting that the state government will offer a job to the father of the deceased police officer in the school education department. The wife of the police officer will be given a job in Kolkata Police.”

Chatterjee also announced that the body of the police officer will arrive in Kolkata on Saturday. “Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has directed us to receive the body of the police officer and hand it over to his family. The body of the police officer will arrive here tomorrow. I and my colleague Jyotipriya Mallick will receive it. We will then visit the house of the police officer in Madhyamgram along with West Bengal Director General of Police Surajit Kar Purkayastha,” the state minister added.

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  1. DIPAK CHHETRI
    Oct 16, 2017 at 9:15 am
    Gorkhas has their rights , Don''t criticise their rights,do not dominate ,Gorkha people helped India in freedom ,, Gorkhas has their cons utional rights,Gorkha has their own Army regiment for India , Bengal Government want to always cheating looting Gorkhas Rights and Money from central government, Many cheating schemes to Cheat Gorkhas Rights, close your mouth.Do not bring haughty game issues with Gor nd.
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      saikat bhattacharya
      Oct 14, 2017 at 5:58 pm
      he was not ASI u fack He Was SI of police
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        mrandhra
        Oct 13, 2017 at 7:13 pm
        shoot out those GOORHAS bahtards.. All indians fools have the same bul t minds to always they think separate each state, there is unity like How Americans or Germans etc. BJP supported them to divide the state, Andhra was divided into two like Telangana and Andhra for the political benefits.
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          Soma Mitra
          Oct 13, 2017 at 10:05 pm
          Same bjp was beaten up by g kas recently .sadak pe Khullar khulla dhulai karraha ta
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          1. deepak sankhla
            Oct 14, 2017 at 3:56 am
            Khangressi IT cell moron spotted
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            rock
            Oct 13, 2017 at 6:32 pm
            Media conveniently forgets to mention that a GJM activist too was murdered by Bengal Government and it's Mafia police. This year alone, around 12 innocent unarmed activists of #Gor nd have been murdered by Bengal Government and it's Mafia police. Is demanding for a separate provincial status of state for #Gor nd any crime? Why no Justice has been delivered in cases where #Gor nd activists have got killed? Killing by Police is unlawful too. Bengal State government must stop tormenting, killing, harassing, discrimination of #Gorkha people in #Darjeeling #Gor nd. Demand for provincial status to #Gor nd is legitimate and justified as per provisions of Indian Cons ution article 3 A and State reorganisation act of India 1954.
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              Mee
              Oct 13, 2017 at 9:28 pm
              Nothing is legitimate. They are Nepali people why dont they go back to Nepal
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              1. deepak sankhla
                Oct 14, 2017 at 3:59 am
                hole, if you have guts then ask your Bangladeshi father to go back first! Gorkhas are indigenous people of the darjiling hills and have all the cons utional rights to demand
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              rock
              Oct 13, 2017 at 6:24 pm
              Big conspiracy to murder Gorkha people of Darjeeling #Gor nd. Already about a dozen innocent unarmed civilians of #Gor nd have killed mercilessly by Bengal Government and it's Mafia police. Today morning's incident is a vicious plan of Bengal politicians to frame GJM. They have got the ASI killed by some Bangladeshi and have planted 6 AK Rifles at site after wards. If 6 AK Rifles actually belonged to GJM activists, the casualties would have been much higher. This is clear clever plan to continue discrimination and suppression of Darjeeling #Gor nd. Jai Hind, Jai #Gorkha, Jai #Gor nd.
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