Siliguri: On Wednesday the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) called for another strike in the Darjeeling and Kalimpong districts on Thursday.
Barun Bhujeln who was elected member of the Kalimpong Municipality and local committee member of Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM), passes away at SSKM hospital on Wednesday morning who was in police custody.
Bhujel was arrested by West Bengal Police in August in connection with the unrest in Darjeeling and was lodged in Siliguri jail. He was a patient of liver and pancreas but his health condition was allegedly neglected by police in jail. Recently, when his ailment took a severe turn, he was taken to North Bengal hospital in Siliguri. He was shifted to Kolkata on Tuesday and was in put on the ventilator.
Earlier, on 26 September the GJM suspended the indefinite shutdown in Darjeeling hills in response to appeal by Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh. The strike had begun on June 15.