Darjeeling, Nov. 27: The court of the district and sessions judge, Darjeeling, today granted bail to Binod Chandra Bhujel, who had been arrested for allegedly having links with the United Gorkha Revolutionary Front (UGRF), which has recently floated an armed wing in Kalimpong.
Bhujel was picked up from the Kalimpong subdivision in September this year.
The judge, B.C. Paul, granted him bail after Bhujel’s lawyers pleaded that the accused is a student who has been studying MA in history through a correspondence course and will appear for the exams soon.
The police also said they have been able to identity the core group of the UGRF, which had recently shot dead a GNLF gram panchyat member in Kalimpong.
According to a source, apart from Ajay Dahal, the founder of UGRF, the core committee consisted of Rudra Acharya, Sukh Bahadur Subba, Milan Rai, Binod alias Vikram Rai and Naresh Rai, who is reportedly from Nepal.
The police have so far been able to arrest some members of the committee.
The police are also using all its resources to man areas like Lower Paiyung, Lower Iccha, Bidong, Lower Samruk and villages like Dhum and Tanka in the Kalimpong subdivision, where the UGRF activists have reportedly been staying.
The task of the men in khaki has been made difficult, especially owing to the terrain of the hilly areas.
The police, however, have provided additional security to most former GNLF councillors in Kalimpong.