Civic police personnel killed in grenade attack in Kalimpong

Gorkhaland stir

The Gorkha Janmukti Morcha has urged Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh to constitute a high level enquiry committee involving the National Investigative Agency under Supreme Court monitoring into the Darjeeling blast.

Kolkata: A powerful IED explosion rocked Darjeeling super market, leaving it damaged late on Friday night.

Meanwhile, a forest beat office along with staff quarters were torched at Badamtam along with a GJM party office in Lebong in the outskirts of Darjeeling town.

The blast came on the 69th day of the indefinite shutdown called by the Gorkha Janamukti Morcha (GJM), which is demanding a separate Gorkhaland state to be carved out of the north Bengal hills.

The sections applies include 120B (Punishment of criminal conspiracy), 121 /121A/122 of IPC (relating to waging or intending to intention of waging war against the government), as also sections 16/17/18/18A/18B of UAPA (that deal with terrorism and organising of terrorist camps as also recruiting people for the same).

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He also alleged that Mamata Banerjee later said that the Gorkhaland movement is being supported by China, and the Nepal Maoists, saying that, "Once again the entire Gorkhaland Movement Coordination Committee (and not just the GJM) asked for proof, and once again the Bengal government failed to provide any proof".

A huge explosion took place in front of the Old Supermarket area, next to the Singamari Motor Syndicate, in Darjeeling at the midnight hour.

After the explosion was reported, a heavy police force, fire and emergency services officials and CRPF personnel rushed to the scene and security forces cordoned off the whole area. The impact of the blast was so deep that it created craters on the road while its effect was felt upto 40 ft. Darjeeling SP Akhilesh Chaturvedi said: "We have unconfirmed news from locals and are sending a team to verify it". There was an input that a large number of gelatin sticks were stolen from a hydel power plant in the area recently.

"Prima facie, it seems an improvised explosive device has been used". A team from the state CID and forensic experts have examined the explosives, said police. "We have never seen such a blast in Darjeeling", she said. "Every Gorkha today is anxious and wondering where we are headed", he said in a statement. This was a planned move aimed at bringing disrepute to the movement and the demand for Gorkhaland. Mr Gurung also demanded a high-level inquiry by the NIA under the Supreme Court's supervision.

According to Trinamool's Darjeeling district president and state tourism minister Gautam Deb, the GJM is now making "hollow challenges and no one is taking such challenges seriously". It is a matter of concern.

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