|CRPF Raid a House in Tukvar - GJM Accuses Police of Vandalizing|
Akhilesh Kumar Chaturvedi, the superintendent of police, Darjeeling, said: "We are patrolling the area. We had an input that Sanjay Thulung was staying in a house."
The houses of Jaspal Gazmer and Dinesh Theeng were raided by the police
A Morcha leader alleged that the police had vandalised the house of Gazmer during the raid at 5.30pm. "We protest the vandalism by police," said the leader.
Binay Tamang, an assistant secretary of the Morcha, said: "If the police have specific information, they can conduct a raid. But they should not harass innocent people and vandalise their property. We condemn such action of the police and the party's central committee will hold a meeting in Darjeeling tomorrow to discuss this issue."
Gurung and Morcha general secretary Roshan Giri are currently in Varanasi.
Pics clicked by Himalaya Darpan clearly show vandalism.
According to Jaspal Gajmer, the police and CRPF jawans entered their home without any notice and started to vandalize their place. He further accused teh police of misbehaving with his daughter who is a student of Class - 11, and accused that police even snatched her books which she was studying.
His wife, Mrs. Gajmer said that the police entered the house and said that they were sent by the SP and vandalized the house. She said the children are terrified and are in a state of shock, she asked, "if they are looking for an individual, why did they snatch the book off of my daughters hands? can anyone hide a person in a textbook?"
GJM leader Binoy Tamang stated that the police had even entered Kanchenjunga School without taking any permission from the school authorities, and that the students are terrorized.
Speaking to the press Anita Tamang wife of Dinesh Theeng said, "the police had entered our house and asked the whereabouts of my husband, and when I said, I didn't know... they threatened me and said that if I do not reveal his whereabouts they will arrest me... when I asked, what wrong has he done? they do not answer... right now annual examinations of my children are going on.. and because of police action my children are unable to concentrate on their studies... we haven't even had food since last night... "
Darjeeling SP Chaturvedi has, however denied the charges.
[With inputs from Telegraph and HD, Pics via Himalaya Darpan: shows vandalized house of Jaspal Gajmer]