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Darjeeling: GJM supporter killed, IRB officer among eight policemen injured

Darjeeling: GJM supporter killed, IRB officer among eight policemen injured

India Blooms News Service | | 17 Jun 2017, 03:57 pm
Darjeeling, June 17 (IBNS) : One Gorkha Jan Mukti Morcha (GJM) was killed and eight policemen, including a high ranking officer, were injured during a clash in Darljeeling's Singmari area on Saturday as life remained disrupted on the sixth day of the indefinite shutdown in the restive hills.

Police said the trouble started after GJM supporters started firing at police and  set police vehicles on fire.

One GJM supporter died due to firing by GJM supporters, police claimed.

Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said Indian Reserve Battalion's 2nd Battalion assistant commandant Kiran Tamang was seriously  injured during the clashes and his condition is critical.

GJM supporters blocked the Siliguri-Kursoung via Pankhabari road and took out processions from different points.

After the rallies met at Singmari, police tried to stop the GJM supporters, which led to the clashes.

GJM protesters pelted stones and hurled bottles at security personnel, who in turn fired tear gas shells and baton-charging the mob.