Cop Killed in Clashes With GJM Loy­al­ists

The Economic Times - - Pure Politics - Mad­hu­parna.Das @times­group.com

Kolkata: Af­ter a two-week lull that fol­lowed the with­drawal of the104-day strike in Dar­jeel­ing, vi­o­lence re­turned to the town on Fri­day when a subin­spec­tor was killed and three po­lice­men were in­jured in fir­ing be­tween se­cu­rity forces and the Gorkha Jan­mukti Mor­cha led by Bi­mal Gu­rung.

Se­cu­rity forces, act­ing on a tip-off that Gu­rung was near his res­i­dence at Patle­bas, were mov­ing to­wards his op­er­a­tional head­quar­ters when they were at­tacked by his armed cadres, said Anuj Sharma, ADG, law and or­der. “We had spe­cific in­for­ma­tion that Gu­rung had been camp­ing there. We knew that they had stocked a huge cache of arms but we did not ex­pect such heavy fir­ing,” he said.

GJM chief Bi­mal Gu­rung

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