A high-intensity blast shook Darjeeling in the early hours on Saturday, no report of casualty reported.
Several shops were destroyed in the blast which was suspected to have been set off by Gorkhaland supporters near the motor stand in the hill town’s Chowkbazar area, as police reported.
“The blast took place early morning at around 12.15 am-12.30 am. The blast was triggered when a police van was patrolling the area,” a senior police official said.
Inspector General of Police Darjeeling range Manoj Verma said, “A few days ago it was reported that a huge amount of explosives were stolen from a power plant in Bijanbari area.”
“We suspect that these are the same explosives that were used. We suspect the hand of GJM supporters behind this blast. We have started an investigation and are on a lookout for the culprits,” the IGP added.