They had to face a horde of Gurung's supporters, who fired at the police and managed to kill Sub Inspector Amitabh Mullick along with injuring two other officials. A few GJM supporters, too, received injuries in the firing.
Additional director general (law and order) Anuj Sharma told reporters in Kolkata that the police had specific information that Gurung and the group loyal to him were hiding near Patlebas, a stronghold of the GJM chief. "Several police vehicles passed through the area but none stopped to help", said a member of the Gurung-led GJM faction. We had sent them a letter earlier as well but they did not respond. State BJP president Dilip Ghosh, while attending a rally in West Midnapore district, said: "We are not supporting anyone in the Hills".
The clashes went on for hours.
Sharma said, during the clashes, Gurung and his close associates fled to the neighbouring state of Sikkim. "If I need to die, I will do so before the people", he had said. The camp was continuing for a couple of months, and Gurung himself used to stay there. The arms haul conclusively establishes his links with insurgent groups and Maoists, he added. Sharma said a cornered Gurung was trying to foment trouble in the hills again. Police also recovered a huge a cache of arms following the clash.
CPI rises 3.28% in September; August IIP jumps 4.3%
Meanwhile, the July IIP number was revised to 0.94 per cent from 1.2 per cent provisional estimates released last month. Among non-food categories, the "fuel and light" segment's inflation rate accelerated to 5.56 per cent in September.
Meanwhile, the state cabinet passed a proposal to give jobs to the widow and father of the slain policeman, who was only 27 and had married seven months back. Banerjee will also be present during the deliberations.
Darjeeling: In Darjeeling, at least four houses opposite the deserted home of Gorkha Janmukti Morcha leader Bimal Gurung were set on fire a little after midnight on Saturday.
The GJM had on September 26 announced the withdrawal of its indefinite shutdown in the northern West Bengal hills.
The Chief Minister is scheduled to attend the October 16 meeting at the state secretariat Nabanna.
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Hamas and Fatah have reached a reconciliation agreement in Cairo , Reuters reports citing the Palestinian Information Centre. One of the key sticking points will be the fate of Hamas's 25,000-strong military wing, the Ezzedine al-Qassam Brigades.
Jurgen Klopp: 'I couldn't use Man Utd tactics'
Consider the criticism harsh or not, Lukaku is doing little to prove that he can actually perform against the likes of Liverpool. Liverpool, meanwhile are sat down in 7th in the league table but they are still only 7 points off top spot.
Cleverley hands Watford rare home win over Arsenal
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Local scouting community reacts to Boy Scouts changes
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United States withdraws from UNESCO
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