Large convoy of vehicles leave Sikkim

Gangtok, Feb 12 (PTI) A 92-vehicle convoy of vehiclesfrom Sikkim left Rangpo for Siliguri today under police escortwith the indefinite Darjeeling bandh crippling transport inneighbouring Darjeeling Hills district.

The convoy, the largest ever since the indefiniteshut-down affected transport in the hills on the West Bengalside, moved along NH 31A which has streches passing throughDarjeeling district, official sources said here.

The indefinite bandh in Darjeeling Hills, againstthe death of two persons in police firing at Sipchu onFebruary eight, entered the fourth day today cripplingnormal life with all market establishments and small shopsdowning shutters and vehicles keeping off the road in thehills area, reports said.

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