GJM demands CBI inquiry into police firing
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Last Updated: Wednesday, February 09, 2011, 19:10
Darjeeling: Gorkha Janamukti Morcha on Wednesday demanded CBI inquiry into the death of two of its supporters in police firing at Sibchu in Jalpaiguri district.

"We demand CBI inquiry since police despite having rubber bullets did not use those on GJM demonstrators killing two on the spot yesterday," GJM general secretary Roshan Giri told reporters here. He claimed another supporter died this morning at a hospital.

The demonstrators were holding dharna (sit-in) in a peaceful manner and the police firing was unprovoked, he claimed.

Giri also alleged that the government has withdrawn the security guards for him and GJM chief Bimal Gurung without any reason. "The government has withdrawn the bodyguards of GJM chief Gurung and also mine without showing any reason, making us vulnerable to criminals," Giri said.

Meanwhile, four injured GJM supporters have been shifted from Kalimpong to Darjeeling Sadar hospital. Of the four, condition of two with spinal injuries is serious, hospital sources said.

A batch of BSF personnel reached Darjeeling town this afternoon, police said. The jawans will flag march in the hill town from tomorrow.


First Published: Wednesday, February 09, 2011, 19:10

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