`Gorkhaland police` evicted from guest houses in Darjeeling
The West Bengal government today evicted `police` volunteers raised by Gorkha Janmukti Morcha who were illegally occupying government guest houses in Darjeeling, a day after it decided to do so.
Darjeeling/Kolkata: The West Bengal
government today evicted `police` volunteers raised by Gorkha
Janmukti Morcha who were illegally occupying government guest
houses in Darjeeling, a day after it decided to do so.
"The illegal occupants of five out of eight or nine
government guest houses in Kalimpong have been driven out
without any resistance," IGP (Law and Order) Surajit Kar
Purakayastha told reporters in Kolkata.
Legal notice has been served on the remaining
`Gorkhaland police` (GLP) volunteers to move out of the other
guest houses in Kalimpong, he said.
The CRPF have also been deployed in the hills to
maintain law and order in the hills, Purakayastha said.
The GLP had policed the hills earlier in the absence
of the police.
At a meeting with Urban Development Minister Asok
Bhattacharjee yesterday, Chief Minister Buddhadeb
Bhattacharjee had given the nod for the eviction of the GLP.
In Darjeeling, government offices remained open even
though an indefinite strike called by GJM in protest against
police baton charge on some GLP volunteers in Kurseong has
been on since Saturday.
Schools and colleges were also open, though the number
of students were few.
The GJM has been on the back foot since the
assassination of All India Gorkha League president Madan
Tamang on May 21 for which it has been blamed.