SILIGURI, Dec. 7: Three armed robbers entered into the official residence of Dr GM Dey near the Kalimpong sub-divisional hospital around 9 pm last night, and looted Rs 12,000 in cash and other valuables, including three cell phones, from him at gunpoint.
The robbers reportedly claimed themselves to be the members of United Gorkha Liberation Army (UGRA), a militant outfit of the Hills. The Kalimpomg police, however, have ruled out the possibility of the involvement of UGRA militants in the robbery.
According to the doctor, three men, in their mid-20s, entered into his residence posing as patients, keeping their faces half-covered. “After opening the door, I found a young man requesting for medical help. However, after entering the room along with two of his associates, he asked me to hand over Rs 20,000 in cash. All the three robbers were armed with revolvers,” Dr Dey, said. Mr Debashis Boral, ASP, Kalimpong, said: “We have no evidence to claim that the UGRA militants were involved in the incident. It is unlikely that an extremist organisation would rob a house without issuing any threat calls.”
The ASP, however, said that a probe had been ordered into the incident.