Bimal Gurung’s Close Aide Arrested From Indo-Nepal Border

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Darjeeling: Gorkha Janmukti Morcha supremo Bimal Gurung’s close associate and former Gorkha Territorial Administration vice-chairman Lobsang Lama was arrested by Kalimpong district police from Indo-Nepal international border at Khoribari in Darjeeling district of West Bengal on Thursday.

Lama was suspected to be physically present with Bimal Gurung, who is absconding since June last year while hiding from West Bengal police in the border tri-junction of Nepal, West Bengal and Sikkim.

According to sources, Lobsang Lama was arrested from Khoribari by Kalimpong police team in the wee hours of Thursday. He is charged with attacking and attempting to set Jaldhaka police station in Kalimpong district on fire and gutting two police vehicles.

Earlier, Bimal Gurung claimed in Delhi that he is not a separatist and his fight is for the identity of the Gorkhas. He had denied that he has any enmity with the people of West Bengal and that his demands for Gorkhaland were made within the scope of the Constitution.

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