Kalimpong Blast: Hunt On For Persons Behind Attack, CM Likely To Visit NB

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Darjeeling: West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee is going to visit North Bengal on Sunday. She will board the Dhanodhanye Express today at 4.10 pm from Kolkata and will spend her night at Behrampore. After her stay on Behrampore, Banerjee will also visit Malda (21 August) and parts of South Dinajpur (22 August).

Meanwhile, a massive manhunt was launched on Sunday to track those persons behind the grenade blast in Kalimpong police station that left a civic police volunteer dead and two others injured even as the police is suspecting the hand of the GJM behind the attack. A hand grenade was hurled at Kalimpong police station last night at around 11 pm, police said.

A high intensity blast had also taken place in Darjeeling town in the early hours of yesterday.

The hurling of the grenade in the Kalimpong police station and the high intensity blast in Darjeeling town yesterday were the first such incidents since the indefinite shutdown to press for separate Gorkhaland state began over two months ago.

“We have launched a manhunt for the miscreants. We suspect the hand of the GJM behind this grenade blast.We are checking each and every entry and exit points. A forensic team will visit the police station,” a senior police officer said. The civic police volunteer was killed on the spot while the two other police personnel were admitted to a nearby hospital with grievous injuries.

On the other hand all police stations in the northern West Bengal hills have been put on “high alert” and counter-insurgency strategies are being followed after two major blasts in the past 24 hours in Darjeeling and Kalimpong, police said on Sunday.

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