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GNLF, GJMM activists allege assault, FIR lodged at Mirik

Posted by Ramesh Khati on July 8, 2009

SILIGURI, 7 JULY: A Panighatta based GNLF leader, Mr Rajen Mukhia today alleged that some GJMM activists assaulted a number of his party supporters, all residents of Panighatta, in Mirik today. The victims had gone to Mirik to collect papers related to a tender floated by a dairy farm. “We would not tolerate such atrocities on us and would retaliate, if necessary,” Mr Mukhia warned. The victims lodged an FIR at the Mirik police station.
Recounting the incident, Mr Mukhia said that about six persons, GNLF supporters all had been to Mirik this morning from Panighatta to collect tender papers. “A group of GJMM supporters snatched the papers and assaulted them in addition to damaging the vehicle they were traveling.”
He threatened to retaliate if the administration remained partisan towards the GJMM.
Mr Ranjan Rai, Mr Bivas Tamang, Mr Anil Chettri, victims of the incident have lodged FIR at the Mirik police station today demanding arrest of those involved in the alleged atrocities on them. The authority of the Mirik police station confirmed the complaint.
The in-charge Panighatta police outpost Mr Samir Chatterjee said tension prevailed in the area.

Source:The Statesman


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