Six arrested for attack on GJMM

Statesman News Service SILIGURI, May 9: The police in Siliguri have arrested six youths in connection with the 2 May attack on Gorkha Jan Mukti Morcha supporters at Hospital More in Siliguri. DYFI activists were allegedly involved in the incident. The arrests were made through the past three days. One of the six accused was arrested on 6 May, another four the very next day and the sixth accused was nabbed last night. “We could identify the six accused from the newspaper photographs and news channel footages. We hope to book a few more assailants very soon,” Mr Rajesh Yadav, ASP, Siliguri said. The ASP furter informed that the political affiliations of the arrested youths, if any, were being investigated. Though the police did not disclose the names of the arrested individuals, it was learnt that the youths were lifted from the slums of Bagrakote, Tikiapara, Matangini Colony. It may be mentioned that the GJMM in its Siliguri rally on 7 May, had issued a seven-day deadline for the arrest of the assailants of its supporters.

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