Darjeeling unrest: Gorkhaland supporter Tashi Bhutia allegedly shot dead by CRPF

Darjeeling unrest: Gorkhaland supporter Tashi Bhutia allegedly shot dead by CRPF

Gorkha Janamukti Morcha (GJM) leader Bimal Gurung said that on Friday at around 11pm, Tashi was returning home after purchasing medicine when police fired at him and he allegedly died on the spot.

The incident sparked fresh violence in Darjeeling as angry protesters set traffic police booth on fire. GJP, which is spearheading the Gorkhaland agitation, claimed that the youth - Tashi Bhutia - died after being shot by the police.

Darjeeling: Two columns of the Army have been deployed in Darjeeling and Sonada as protests escalated this morning after a young man's body was found with a bullet wound.

Two government offices, including one belonging to the Food and Supply Department, were also vandalised in Darjeeling.

Zimba also says that Bhutia was unarmed, peace loving citizen and the supporter of GNLF.

The GJM claimed that Bhutia was its supporter.

Ivanka Trump takes Donald Trump seat at G20 leaders' table
President Donald Trump's daughter and adviser Ivanka Trump has an expansive portfolio in her father's administration. Kushner was in a bilateral meeting with Trump on Friday when he met with Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto.

The army has been called out in Darjeeling as violence spread after Tashi Bhutia's death in the alleged police firing, Army sources told PTI. "We are hoping that by the time of Durga Puja festivities, things there would be back to normal and the tourist footfall would pick up", state Tourism Secretary Manish Jain said on the sidelines of Travel and Tourism Fair in Kolkata. One policeman was injured. The protestors vandalized a Trinamool Congress (TMC) office and set it afire.

However, the police denied the allegation. "We are looking into the incident", a police official said.

The Chief Minister, who met the media at the state secretariat Nabanna, blamed "foreign forces" close to the BJP for playing a part in the recent flare-up in the hills. "If he wants to talk, we have no problem in discussing".

"Clashes in Darjeeling are being provoked by foreign countries in a planned way", Mamata Banerjee said.

The GJM had taken out a rally from Darjeeling station to Chowkbazar on Friday afternoon, demanding the withdrawal of forces from the area and restoration of Internet services that have been snapped since June 18.

Holding out a proposal for dialogue, she urged the pro-Gorkhaland agitators not to take the law in their own hands.

Related Articles

  • New Music From Zedd & Liam Payne

    New Music From Zedd & Liam Payne

    Since then she's paid tribute to "amazing daddy" Liam on Father's Day and posted a birthday selfie when she turned 34 last week. TV presenter and The Saturdays singer Rochelle Humes also wrote, "There she is ❤️" under the photo.
    Hamilton leads practice with record lap

    Hamilton leads practice with record lap

    Both McLaren drivers used the ultrasoft tire for their best laps, as did Esteban Ocon for Force India in 10th place. However, the Spanish driver was also one of several to spin on Turn 6, and again on Turn 7 and into the gravel.
    NDA's prez candidate Kovind in city today

    NDA's prez candidate Kovind in city today

    Both Kovind and Congress led opposition's candidate Meira Kumar are on nationwide tour to garner support for themselves. However, the Congress may lose the precious vote of one suspended Congress legislator P.N.
  • Johanna Konta beats Maria Sakkari in the Wimbledon third round

    Johanna Konta beats Maria Sakkari in the Wimbledon third round

    Konta stamped her authority on the match in its very first game, breaking Sakkari's serve to swiftly build a two-game lead. Rybarikova's odds have been slashed to 22/1 following her 15th win in 16 grasscourt matches this summer.
    USA  bombers drill near Korea DMZ in show of force

    USA bombers drill near Korea DMZ in show of force

    He said Thursday that he is weighing "pretty severe things" as North Korea continues its missile tests and nuclear program. This is the first time for the US long-range strategic bombers to openly exercise in skies over the Korean peninsula.
    Acrobat Falls to Death Prior to Green Day's Performance at Spanish Festival

    Acrobat Falls to Death Prior to Green Day's Performance at Spanish Festival

    We send our most honest condolences to his family. 'Today we will pay tribute to the artist during the festival'. She said he had died "doing what he liked best, a show at Mad Cool ". "We are torn apart".
  • Chelsea Turn Their Attention Towards Other Targets After Missing Out On Lukaku

    Chelsea Turn Their Attention Towards Other Targets After Missing Out On Lukaku

    While Costa's return to Atletico Madrid is still not finalized yet, he is indeed moving closer to the exit door . Di Marzio further added that Torino's striker Andrea Belotti is Conte's second option.
    Congress must shore up insurance markets if Obamacare repeal fails: McConnell

    Congress must shore up insurance markets if Obamacare repeal fails: McConnell

    The Senate is due to break up for a month-long recess on July 28th, and other important business is encroaching. Four GOP Senators immediately came out and said they could not support the bill in the form debuted June 22.
    Iraqi commander says 300 ISIS fighters holed up in Mosul

    Iraqi commander says 300 ISIS fighters holed up in Mosul

    Some 900,000 people have been displaced from the city since 2014 - about half the the pre-war population- aid organisations say. Lieutenant General Sami al-Aridi of the Iraqi army said: "It's making us hesitant to use airstrikes, to advance".
  • Migos Was Kicked Off A Delta Flight, But No One Agrees Why

    Migos Was Kicked Off A Delta Flight, But No One Agrees Why

    The group later posted a video on Instagram thanking Delta for giving them an entire plane to themselves for the flight to Des Moines.
    'Ant-Man' Sequel Adds Randall Park

    'Ant-Man' Sequel Adds Randall Park

    Actor Randall Park will reportedly be joining the Marvel Cinematic Universe in the sequel to "Ant-Man", "Ant-Man and The Wasp". Michael Douglas and Michael Pena are also expected to reprise their roles from the original.
    Facebook is reportedly cloning group video chat app Houseparty

    Facebook is reportedly cloning group video chat app Houseparty

    Well, according to the report on The Verge , Bonfire is not the only video app that Facebook is leaning its efforts towards. Facebook is said to be building a new standalone app that will enable users to have group video chats with their friends.