Press Trust of India
DARJEELING, 4 AUG: Six members of Gorkha Janmukti Morch (GJMM) were today arrested for stopping the vehicle of Superintendent of Police during the second day of the indefinite bandh in Darjeeling Hills.
According to police, GJMM members, including a woman, were arrested early this morning for stopping the vehicle of Mr Kunal Agarwal here and other pending cases against them. They were arrested from their residences here and taken to Darjeeling Sadar police station for interrogation, sources said.
A large number of GJMM supporters and local leaders gheraoed the Sadar police station at about 10.30 a.m. and demanded their immediate release. The arrested persons were later taken to Darjeeling District Hospital amid sloganeering by GJMM supporters, sources said.
In a separate incident, GJMM supporters set ablaze a passenger vehicle on NH-31A at Kalijhora in Kalimpong sub-division. The police and CRPF personnel have been patrolling the areas and Special Striking Force have reached there to nab the miscreants, they said.
Meanwhile, normal life continues to be paralysed in Darjeeling Hills on the second day today due to an indefinite bandh demanding separate Gorkhaland state.
All shops, markets remained closed in the three hill sub-divisions of Darjeeling, Kalimpong and Kurseong in the district. GJMM workers have erected road blockades in many places. All tourists have left the hills and transport have been off roads.