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Siliguri: POLICE have arrested three close aides of fugitive Gorkha Janmukti Morcha leader Bimal Gurung. The three used to be with Gurung like a shadow.

The arrested include Uday Gurung, Siddhanth Biswakarma, and Arup Pradhan. Uday used to function as Gurung’s bodyguard; Siddhanth and Arup used to drive his car in turns.

Similar to Gurung, they are accused of vandalism and arson of government properties in Darjeeling Hills during the unrest that ran from July-October last year. Soon after Gurung went into hiding fearing arrest by police, the trio also had gone underground.

Acting on a tip-off, police arrested them from Tukvar area off Darjeeling town last night. They were produced in the Siliguri additional chief judicial magistrate court today. Gurung, meanwhile, continues to be in an undisclosed location in Delhi as Bengal police have issued a lookout notice against him.