Gorkhaland agitation: Bimal Gurung loyalist Bibat Subba arrested in Kalimpong for arson, cases of rioting

Kolkata: A loyalist of GJM chief Bimal Gurung has been arrested in Kalimpong district of northern Bengal hills on Sunday in connection with cases of rioting and arson, police said.

"Bibat Subba was arrested from his residence at Rai Bahadur Compound in the Mangaldham area on Sunday. He is involved in the arson at a wine shop on 5 July as also in cases of rioting," a police officer said.

Gorkhaland agitation: Bimal Gurung loyalist Bibat Subba arrested in Kalimpong for arson, cases of rioting

File image of GJM chief Bimal Gurung. PTI

He will be presented in court on Monday.

Gurung has been underground for over two months after the West Bengal government lodged cases against him under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act for his alleged involvement in several bomb blasts in Darjeeling and adjoining areas.

A sub-inspector was killed and four other policemen were injured during the search operation when alleged supporters of Gurung fired at them.

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Updated Date: Nov 06, 2017 09:12:29 IST

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