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The team of UNESCO officials, who were forced to flee Darjeeling district of West Bengal soon after the commencement of 104-day-long Gorkhaland agitation on June 8, will return to the hills.
A major association of the Gorkhas today demanded that a national level movement has to be organised to achieve the demand for Gorkhaland, a separate state for the Gorkhas in Darjeeling hills.
NIA three-member team led by DSP Amalendu Dhar in Darjeeling to probe FIRs lodged during Gorkhaland agitation
The West Bengal Crime Investigation Department is currently probing these cases.
The state had accused its northern neighbour of giving shelter to the GJM supremo who is wanted in several cases including Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act) (UAPA), murder, rioting and arson.
Gurung has been evading arrest since August when cases were lodged against him under the stringent Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act for his alleged involvement in several bomb blasts in Darjeeling
Gorkha Janmukti Morcha General Secretary Roshan Giri has alleged that West Bengal Police ransacked his residence around midnight on Wednesday.
Services of the heritage Darjeeling Himalayan Railway (DHR), popularly known as 'toy train', is all set to resume in the hills from October 25, after its suspension due to Gorkhaland movement.
After MHA had ordered withdrawal of 1,000 paramilitary personnel, the WB government protested the move and wrote a letter asking the home ministry not to withdraw the forces from Darjeeling.
Deploring violence in the agitation for a separate state in the Darjeeling Hills, Gorkha leader Binay Tamang today said the people would launch a movement for Gorkhaland in a "democratic manner".
The ministry said seven companies of the CRPF including three women companies, and three companies of Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) personnel would be withdrawn from Darjeeling from tomorrow.
Madhav, the party's in-charge of J-K and the northeast, said it is the West Bengal government's responsibility to address the grievances of people to restore peace and normalcy in Darjeeling.
Tamang blamed party supremo Bimal Gurung for violence in the hills and said the people of the region "will not allow Darjeeling to turn into Kashmir".
Tourism and tea are the two biggest industries in the hills, generating over 80 percent of the employment in the hills and tourists won't be seen till next summer after the recent unrest of 104 days.
The streets here are bustling with actiThe streets here are bustling with activity a day after normal life returned to the hills following the suspension of a strike that carried for 104 days.
Normalcy returned to Darjeeling hills today after three-and-half months following the suspension of the indefinite shutdown by Gorkha Janamukti Morcha.