Darjeeling (WB), Jan 18 (PTI) Former chairman of the Gorkhaland Territorial Administration (GTA) Sabha, Lopsang Yolmo, was arrested today for his alleged involvement in destroying public property in the Darjeeling hills during the Gorkhaland statehood agitation last year.Also Read - IRCTC Latest News: Railways to Operate 6 Pairs of Passenger Special Trains in Bihar From August 1 | Full List Here

Yolmo had taken charge as temporary chairman of the GTA Sabha after the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha chief, Bimal Gurung, resigned on June 23 last year. Also Read - Bihar Crime News: Ex-Mayor of Kathihar Shot Dead by Gunmen; Border Sealed, Search on For Accused

Yolmo was arrested from near a school in the Bengal-Bihar border, police said. Also Read - Bihar Hooch Tragedy: 16 Dead in West Champaran, Probe Underway

The GJM leader was booked under various sections of IPC including 188 (disobedience to order by public servant), 148 (rioting with deadly weapon) and 307 (attempt to murder).

Police said that he was involved in destroying public properties during the 104-day-long strike in the hills that had lasted from June to September in 2017.

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