GJM bandh disrupts normal life in Kurseong
A day-long bandh called by the Gorkha Janamukti Morcha (GJM) disrupted normal life in Kurseong sub-division of Darjeeling district Thursday.
Siliguri: A day-long bandh called by the Gorkha Janamukti Morcha (GJM) disrupted normal life in Kurseong sub-division of Darjeeling district Thursday.
The GJM had called the bandh to protest the alleged police lathicharge on the Jamune camp of Gorkha Personnel (GLP), `police` wing of GJM, in Darjeeling last night.
GJM assistant general secretary Benoy Tamang demanded that the police officer responsible for the action should be arrested failing which the outfit would call an indefinite bandh in the Darjeeling hills from tomorrow.
Tamang alleged that police and CRPF had misbehaved with women members at Jamune camp and when GJM supporters gheraoed Kurseong police station to protest against the incident, they were beaten up by police.
Inspector General of Police (North Bengal) K L Tamta said police and CRPF did raid the Jamune GLP camp in search of a few accused persons involved in the Madan Tamang murder case but there was no no incident of "major lathicharge".
Yesterday, police had arrested four more persons believed to be members of GJM and its frontal organisation in connection with the Madan Tamang murder case.
Meanwhile, police had asked the GLP to vacate seven Darjeeling Gorkha Hill Council (DGHC) bungalows occupied by them by June 19 otherwise police and CRPF would forcefully vacate them, Tamta said.