4 police personnel injured in fresh Darjeeling violence

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 10 Jul 2017 08:59:21



THE violence erupted again in Darjeeling on Sunday on the 25th day of pro-Gorkhaland stir, with agitators setting aflame a police camp, injuring four police personnel and attacking a BDO office at Pokribong.
The GJM activists also took out a rally at Chowkbazar with the bodies of Suraj Sundas and Sameer Subba who were allegedly killed in police firing. The GNLF also took out a procession at Sonada with the body of Tashi Bhutia who too was allegedly killed in police firing.

The protesters also attacked the Sonada police station and torched a part of it in what was second such attack in two days.
Gorkhaland issue not just restricted to WB, says Chamling: SIKKIM Chief Minister Pawan Chamling on Saturday demanded urgent intervention of the Centre for early settlement of the Gorkhaland issue to safeguard the interest of Sikkim.

He said in case the issue was not addressed on priority basis, the Sikkim Government might approach the SC.
Meanwhile, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh assured the Sikkim Government that the Centre will ensure the security of NH10, the lifeline of the landlocked State, which is facing crisis of essential commodities in the wake of protests and counter-protests over the demand for Gorkhaland in neighbouring West Bengal.

During a telephonic conversation with Sikkim CM Pawan Kumar Chamling, the Home Minister discussed the security situation in the state and areas neighbouring West Bengal.
“I assured him that the Centre will ensure the safety & security of national highway 10 and do everything possible to save people of the state from any misery,” he tweeted.
Singh also directed Union Home Secretary Rajiv Mehrishi to coordinate with the West Bengal administration and ensure the safety, security and smooth traffic on NH 10.