Indefinite shutdown in Darjeeling, situation still tensed

DARJELLING: Situation remained tensed in the northern West Bengal hills as Darjeeling today simmered with indefinite shutdown on the sixth day with police allegedly raiding the residence of party assistant general secretary Binay Tamang.

The “Queen of the Hills” virtually turned into a battlefield as moves and counter moves were brought on by supporters of Bengal’s ruling Trinamool Congress and dominant hill party, the GJM.

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At around 3 a.m., on Saturday, Tamang claimed his house was “raided and vandalised by the police and the Trinamool Congress cadres” in the same manner as they had raided party chief Bimal Gurung’s house in Darjeeling district two days ago.

Tamang also claimed police arrested Vikram Rai, son of GJM MLA Amar Rai. mar Rai said his son has no political affiliations.

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