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Railway office, police outpost, library set ablaze in Darjeeling

The RPF office in Kurseong and a police outpost in Sukhiapokhri were set afire in the early hours of Friday while the state-run library in Mirik sub-division was reduced to ashes by pro-Gorkhaland supporters Thursday night.

india Updated: Jul 14, 2017 12:55 IST
The charred Gayabari Railway Station, which was set on fire in violence reported in Darjeeling on Thursday night.
The charred Gayabari Railway Station, which was set on fire in violence reported in Darjeeling on Thursday night. (PTI photo)

A Railway Protection Force (RPF) office, a police outpost and a state-run library were set on fire in Darjeeling hills as the indefinite strike demanding a separate state entered its 30th day on Friday, police said.

As unrest simmered, internet services remained suspended for the 27th day.

The RPF office in Kurseong and a police outpost in Sukhiapokhri were set afire in the early hours of Friday while the state-run library in Mirik sub-division was reduced to ashes by pro-Gorkhaland supporters Thursday night, a police official said.

The Army continues to be deployed in Darjeeling, Kalimpong and Sonada.

The Gorkhaland Movement Coordination Committee (GMCC) decided to postpone its fast-unto-death programme from July 15 due to the upcoming presidential elections.

“We have decided to postpone the programme of fast-unto- death as presidential elections are nearby. We’ll take a call on it at our next all-party meeting on July 18,” a GMCC member said.

The 30-member GMCC represents all hill based parties, including the GJM, the GNLF and the JAP.