Blasts By Gurkha Separatists Rock India’s Darjeeling District
NEW DELHI, India, April 16, Reuter: Three powerful bombs exploded across northeast India’s Darjeeling tea district on Saturday but no one was injured in the blasts which officials believed were set off by Gurkha separatists. The Press Trust of India quoted the District Chief of Administration, D.P.Pata, as saying the explosions damaged a government office and the booking counter of the Darjeeling railway station.
Patra said security forces have launched hunt for the culprits but no arrests have been made so far.
The blasts are the first to occur in three weeks in the district in West Bengal state.
The Gurkha National Liberation Front is waging a campaign for autonomy for Nepali speaking Gurkhas in the Darjeeling hills.