Police, security forces carry out raids in Darjeeling hills

The raids were conducted in various parts of the hills including areas which are considered to be the GJM stronghold, which is spearheading the two-month long shutdown in the hills.

Published: 21st August 2017 12:21 PM  |   Last Updated: 21st August 2017 12:21 PM   |  A+A-

Image used for representational purpose: Army personnel deployed in Darjeeling town. | PTI

By PTI

DARJEELING: Police and security forces today conducted raids in several parts of Darjeeling hills to track those involved in the grenade blast at Kalimpong police station on Saturday night.

The raids were conducted in various parts of the hills including areas which are considered to be the stronghold of the Gorkha Janamukti Morcha (GJM), which is spearheading the two-month long shutdown in the hills, the police said.

Security forces also conducted area domination marches in several parts of the hills.

The situation in Darjeeling remained tense as the indefinite shutdown, demanding a separate state of Gorkhaland, entered its 68th day today.

GJM chief Bimal Gurung was yesterday booked under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA) in connection with two blasts in the Darjeeling hills on Saturday, where a high alert has been sounded, the police had said yesterday.

A hand grenade was hurled at the Kalimpong police station on Saturday, killing a civic volunteer and injuring two others.

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