Darjeeling: A mysterious bundle has triggered a bomb scare in Kurseong, Darjeeling district of West Bengal on Tuesday morning. The suspicious objects surfaced ahead of West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee’s visit to Darjeeling for a day.
The suspected objects have increased the level of threat in Darjeeling. Banerjee was to hold talks with some factions of the Gorkha leaders in north Bengal.
Sub Divisional Police Officer, Pinaki dutta confirmed, “We are enquirying about the level of threat. A bomb squad has been called from Siliguri. The entire area has been sealed and cordoned off.”
One packet was located near Bata shop and the other was in Kurseong station. The threat gains significance as a possible point of dissent also from the Gorkha faction that has not been invited for talks by Mamata Banerjee on her this tour and talks scheduled today.