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Cop killed, three injured in police-GJM clash in Darjeeling

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Darjeeling, Oct 13, 2017: In a sudden escalation of violence in West Bengal’s northern hills, a sub-inspector was killed and three others were injured in an exchange of fire between security forces and the Bimal Gurung faction of the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha here on Friday.

SI Amit Malik was fatally shot close to Gurung’s residence at Patlebas, when the forces were marching towards his operational headquarters.

“The GJM workers, who were armed, started firing. While Malik died of bullet injuries, three other policemen were also injured,” Additional Director General of Police, Law and Order, Anuj Sharma told IANS.

The security forces were moving towards Patlebas after receiving specific inputs that Gurung was camping in the area.

The clashes went on for hours. Later, police recovered six AK 47 rifles, a pistol, and 500 rounds of cartridges and explosives, he said.

As the day wore on, the GJM activists torched a police vehicle.

Sharma said that during the clashes, Gurung and his close associates fled to the neighbouring state of Sikkim.

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Man commits suicide by jumping in front of metro train in Delhi

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New Delhi, July 20: A man allegedly committed suicide by jumping before a running Delhi Metro train on Friday, affecting services on the Violet Line briefly, news agency IANS quoted officials as saying.

The man jumped on the tracks at the Jangpura metro station, disrupting services on the Central Secretariat-Faridabad section, the report said.

The Violet Line connects the Kashmere Gate station in New Delhi with Escorts Mujesar in Faridabad.

“A man allegedly jumped in front of an approaching train at Jangpura on Line-6 heading towards Badarpur around 1.56 p.m… (the body) being taken out from the train’s underframe. So, there will be a little delay on this section till the track is cleared,” the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation said in a statement here.

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Uttar Pradesh: Fake mark sheet, degree gang busted

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Meerut, July 20: Police here have busted a gang which used to provide fake mark sheets of class 10, 12, B.A, B.Tech, Pharmacy and MBA, officials said on Friday.

Five persons have been arrested in this connection, police said.

A police officer said the gang used to provide fake mark sheets, diplomas and other degrees for students for varsities spread over Uttar Pradesh, Delhi, Punjab, Jharkhand, Uttarakhand, Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh.

One laptop, 133 degrees, five mobile phones, a sports utility vehicle (SUV) and two colour printers have also been seized from the gang members, who have been sent to jail after interrogation.

They have been identified as Uma Shankar, Ajay, Anil Kumar, Rajesh and Salman. Most of them are from the National Capital Region (NCR).

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Himachal Pradesh: Fire breaks out at residential building in Sanjauli

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New Delhi, July 20: A fire broke out at a residential building in Shimla’s Sanjauli on Friday. One fire tender is present at the spot.

However, no casualties have been reported yet.

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