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WB Govt removes Darjeeling DSP

Press Trust of India  |  Kolkata 

Amid violent protests in the hills, the today transfered Darjeeling Deputy Superintendent of Police Pradip Kumar Singha and replaced him with Avijit Mitra.

According to a notification issued by the state police directorate, Mitra, who was the Joint Assistant Director, IB, in West Bengal, will replace Singha.

Singha will now be the Deputy SP, DEB, Nadia, it said.

Incidentally, the state removed Darjeeling Superintendent of Police Amit Javalgi after the incident on June 8, when Gorkha Janamukti Morcha (GJM) supporters clashed with the police while trying to break barricades near the Raj Bhawan, where Chief Minister was holding a cabinet meeting.

GJM supporters had damaged police vehicles and set some of them ablaze.

Police Deputy Commissioner, Central, Akhilesh Chaturvedi was made the new SP of Darjeeling.

The state had earlier replaced Gorkhaland Territorial Administration (GTA) principal secretary and brought in Barun Ray and appointed C Murugan as the new secretary of GTA in place of Donbosco Lepcha.

GJM has revived its separate Gorkhaland demand and its indefinite bandh in the offices of Gorkhaland Territorial Administration and state government in Darjeeling Hills entered its third day today.

The hill outfit has called an indefinite shutdown after police today raided premises connected to its chief Bimal Gurung and some other leaders.

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First Published: Thu, June 15 2017. 21:42 IST