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Darjeeling unrest: Sub-inspector shot dead as clashes erupt between Gorkha JanMukti Morcha and Police

GJM Has Been Demanding A Separate Gorkha State, And An Unrest That Flared On June 8 Has Till Now Claimed The Lives Of 13 People.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Kajol | Updated on: 13 Oct 2017, 01:31:43 PM
Cop killed as clashes erupt between Gorkha JanMukti Morcha and Police (Representational Photo)

New Delhi:

Once again the clashes have erupted between the Police and Gorkha JanMukti Morcha (GJM) ) who is a supporter of the GJM chief Bimal Gurung's faction in Darjeeling's Takvar.

Amidst the cross-firing one sub-inspector rank officer, Amitavo Mallick was shot dead and two casualties have also been reported as per the police reports. GJM has been demanding a separate Gorkha state, and an unrest that flared on June 8 has till now claimed the lives of 13 people.

The last death was on August 31 of a protester in a rally in Darjeeling. GJM is an ally of the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA).

In addition to clashes with police, its members forced a 104-day shutdown in the hill region that crippled the local economy that relies heavily on the summer tourism.

Police have recovered 6 AK-47 rifles, 1 9mm pistol, ammunition, bombs & bomb-making material.

We have specific information that Bimal Gurung had instructed his cadres to attack police parties & police personnel and he also has some links with North-East insurgent groups and Maoists, said police officer Anuj Sharma.

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First Published : 13 Oct 2017, 12:29:47 PM

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