Search for Bimal Gurung continues, GJM leader held in Alipurduar

Police also arrested Rohit Thapa, a GJM central committee member from Jaigaon in Alipurduar. Thapa was wanted in a number of cases. The situation in the Hills remained volatile as the indefinite strike entered its 81st day on Sunday.

By: Express News Service | Kolkata | Published: September 4, 2017 5:39:20 am
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The state police and the CID on Sunday continued their search for absconding Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) chief Bimal Gurung. Gurung has been booked in a number of cases, including under the UAPA, after a bomb blast at Kalimpong police station in which a civic volunteer was killed.

Meanwhile, an IED blast rocked Six Miles area near Darjeeling. The blast targeted a police outpost, however, no one was injured. According to police, it was a powerful blast with splinters made by cutting iron rods. This is the sixth such incident in the Hills within the last 15 days. A case has been registered.

Police also arrested Rohit Thapa, a GJM central committee member from Jaigaon in Alipurduar. Thapa was wanted in a number of cases. The situation in the Hills remained volatile as the indefinite strike entered its 81st day on Sunday. Rallies by pro-Gorkhaland supporters continued in some areas, and picketing has strengthened. Security forces maintained a strict vigil, and raids were conducted in different areas of Darjeeling bordering Sikkim in search of absconding GJM leaders.

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