Bimal terror link claim

Bengal director-general of police Surajit Kar Purkayastha said on Wednesday that Gorkha Janmukti Morcha president Bimal Gurung and some of his associates had links with Northeast-based militant groups and Maoists.

By OUR CORRESPONDENT in Siliguri
  • Published 19.10.17
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Surajit Kar Purkayastha

Siliguri: Bengal director-general of police Surajit Kar Purkayastha said on Wednesday that Gorkha Janmukti Morcha president Bimal Gurung and some of his associates had links with Northeast-based militant groups and Maoists.

The DGP said the police raid on a jungle camp allegedly housing Gurung and his associates on the banks of the Little Rangeet river on Friday morning was "successful" as a huge cache of arms had been seized.

"The operation carried out a few days ago, which led to the death of one of our young and brave officers, was successful. A huge cache of firearms and other items were recovered. We already had information about the links of Gurung and others with Northeast-based insurgents and Maoists. Now, it has been proved again. Some outsiders, anti-nationals, are also involved in this," he said at Bagdogra before leaving for Calcutta after a two-day tour of the hills.

Purkayastha said the police had identified all those who were with the Morcha chief.