The Gorkha Janamukti Morcha (GJM) is getting ready for a long-drawn-out secretive armed movement for a separate state and has employed Maoists from nearby countries as armed forces to instruct its cadres, senior West Bengal government officials stated.
“We have information from intelligence agencies that Maoists from neighbouring countries have been engaged by the GJM. It might focus government properties, senior police and administrative officials so as to worsen the condition in coming days,” ADG (Law and order) Anuj Sharma stated.
Though, The GJM headship has invalidates as “entirely baseless” the charges that it was taking assistance from Maoists. “These are entirely groundless reports. These declaration are being made to criticize us and disrupt the democratic movement,” GJM general secretary Roshan Giri said.
“The GJM has a huge hoard of arms and ammunition. They have stored arms in the several years. We encompass intelligence reports that they are getting ready for subversive armed movement in Darjeeling,” the official stated.
Other official asserted that the government is “ready for any circumstances and measures are being taken to handle any kind of armed fight”.
Over 38 days of the indefinite protest, there have been several cases of attack on police stations and outposts. The GJM members even looted Arms and ammunition.
After getting the intelligence inputs, the state government has propelled for several top IPS officers, involving those who have great practice in defying Maoist threat in the Junglemahal districts of Bengal from 2009-2012.
Senior IPS officer Manoj Verma, who has immense involvement in countering Maoists insurrection in West Midnapore region from 2009-2011 and later in counter rebellion drive, has been posted as IG Darjeeling.
A few other mid-level officers of the counter insurrection constrain have additionally been sent to the slopes to handle the circumstance. As indicated by the police, the GJM is preparing its frameworks in the appearance of its “peacekeeping” outfit Gorkhaland Personnel (GLP).