A cop succumbed to his injuries in fresh clashes that broke out in Darjeeling between the police and the Bimal Gurung-led faction of the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) early this morning.
The violence erupted when GJM workers opened fire on cops after the police raided a hideout at a Lepcha Basti near Takvar. Police claim Gurung was at the location, meeting his supporters.
It must be noted that cornered GJM chief Bimal Burung has been on the run since the Bengal police slapped a warrant against him under the stringent Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA).
On Thursday, Gurung had released an audio message to his supporters, claiming that he would make a public appearance in Darjeeling on October 30 and address a massive rally.
More details are awaited.
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