Author: Ashap Lama

KALIMPONG, 13 JANUARY 2018: People today flocked to the main square of the town carrying plaques with late Barun Bhujel’s photo demanding justice. It may be noted that Barun Bhujel was an elected Ward Commissioner of Kalimpong Municipality and a leader of the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM). He had been arrested in June 2017 during the 104 days agitation. He subsequently died at SSKM Hospital while still under police custody. He was 40 years old. Since then there has been a constant allegation of Bhujel’s death due to police torture while being in prison. While the police has refuted the case there has been no closure as to what actually led to Barun Bhujel’s death.

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KALIMPONG, 13TH JANUARY 2018: Kalimpong Mainline Taxi Drivers Welfare Association (KMLTDWA) today distributed  warm clothes, blankets, slippers and choclate to the poor family and tea workers of Elanbari Tea Estate today under Jalpiaguri District .

Formed in the year 1997 the association has been regularly doing different welfare work in Kalimpong and adjoining area .

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