GJM vice president, a Nepal national including several arrested in Sukna case

Report by: 
Prashant Acharya
SILIGURI
8 Aug 2017

Siliguri police have arrested several people including a Nepal citizen for alleged involvement in Sukna violence on July 29 where police and Gorkhaland supporters clashed near Siliguri.
Pradhan Nagar police on Monday night have arrested Salbari resident Nitin Chhetri and Uday Hang Fago (Limbu) who is said to be a resident of Nepal’s Ilam district. On Tuesday morning Bishal Chhetri vice president of GJM central committee including many others has been arrested. The exact figure of the arrested people is still unknown.
The arrested people are booked under several sections of IPC including arson in Sukna. Duo were produced Siliguri Court on Tuesday afternoon and remanded for seven days.
Nepali national Fago’s sister said, “We are innocent and hail from Nepal, we had come to Siliguri for medical treatment, We even can’t speak Hindi properly so how can my brother be involved in any violence in India. We don’t even have any interest in Gorkhaland movement.”
Meanwhile when the arrested people were being produced at Siliguri court today several anti Gorkhaland slogans were shouted in presence of police outside court premises.
During this, slogans against GJM supremo Bimal Gurung and Maoism also rang through the streets. Along with this, the demonstrators also raised slogans about how Gorkhaland will never achieve statehood.