Police broke the lock and raided Gorkha Janmukti Morcha chief Bimal Gurung's office on Thursday and recovered huge cache of arms and ammunitions including bows and arrows.
Report says the raid was carried out amid heavy deployment of security forces and the situation in hill city remains tense. The raid comes ahead of a protest rally planned by Gorkha Janmukti Morcha supporters.
According to police sources, huge cache of arms and ammunitions including bow and arrows, knives, axes and cartridges were seized from the house.
However, he refused to disclose any details about the types and quantity of arms seized by police.
Police said some party activists also were arrested today in the raids in Singmari and Patlebas areas of Darjeeling.
Bimal Gurung had slammed the police for their action against GJM supporters on Wednesday. Gurung, said 'Police work like TMC cadre, even if all CRPF personnel of country sent here our fight won't stop. '
At the beginning of the protest for separate Gorkhaland, Gurung had projected himself as the "chief minister of the hills" and challenged West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee to stop the agitation in the area.
"As the chief minister of West Bengal, she is trying to show her strength. But she must not forget that I am an elected member of the Gorkhaland Territorial Administration (GTA). I am the chief minister of the hills, I challenge her to stop the agitation in the hills," Gurung said.
Another regional party Gorkha National Liberation Front broke alliance with the TMC. The GNLF justified joining hands with the Gorkha Janamukti Morcha and spearheading a bandh in Darjeeling for a separate Gorkhaland.
(With agency inputs)