In an early morning raid at the GJM party office in Patlaybas, near the party chief Bimal Gurung’s house, police recovered sophisticated cross-bows, a huge cache of arrows, large number of crackers, one country-made pistol, Khukris, axes and cash. Following the raid, GJM Central Committee announced an indefinite strike in the hills.
Police raided the main office of the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) near Darjeeling on Thursday, sparking a strike call that could fuel further violence in the hill town rocked by protests for a separate state.
A big team led by the police superintendent of Darjeeling, Akhilesh Chaturvedi, raided the house in Patlebas, about 5 kms away from Darjeeling town and claimed to have seize bows, arrows, sharp weapons and explosives.
Gurung does not stay here but lives close by.
The West Bengal police today raided the office of Gorkha Janamukti Morcha (GJM) chief Bimal Gurung’s office in Darjeeling and seized weapons such as knives, machetes, sickles and arrows.
The police raid at Gurung’s office triggered a violent protest by GJM supporters who torched a police station in Kalimpong.