THE HIMALAYAN BEACON KALIMPONG NEWS BUREAU
KALIMPONG, 18 JANUARY 2018: Lopsang Yolmo, former Chairman of Gorkhaland Territorial Administration (GTA) Sabha has been arrested. He was arrested by the Jaldakha Police. Speaking to ‘The Himalayan Beacon’, Lopsang Yolmo said that he did not know why he was arrested. He said that he was returning after a routine inspection of a school when he was arrested near Bengal-Bihar border.
Yolmo has been charged with a number of cases which include Jdk PS case no. 22/17 dt.17.6.17 u/s188/147/148/149/153/506/435/307/120 (b)IPC R/W sec 3PDPP act. Meanwhile no immediate reaction could be recorded from the Law Enforcement Authorities.
Yolmo has been taken to Kalimpong Police Station.
it may be noted that on 28th of December 2016, Lopsang Yolmo was elected as the Chairman of the GTA Sabha. The post previously belonged to Bhupendra Pradhan popularly known as Pradip Pradhan. However, when Pradhan joined Trinamool Congress, Yolmo was elected unanimously.