Kalimpong, 6th November: R. Vimala, the New District Magistrate of Kalimpong District, has arrived in the city, today, to take over the office. The DM is the IAS of the last batch of 2010 and till now has served as an Additional District Magistrate of Malda. The DM was warmly welcomed by members of the Mani Trust ward in Kalimpong, today.
It is to be noted that just a few days ago, the members of the Mayel Lyang Lepcha Development Board alleged the former District Magistrate of Kalimpong District of intervening in the board's decision and declaring political angles to their appeals. The Lepcha community strongly opposed this and staged a sit-in protest at the Kalimpong District Administration Office. Following this, a team of 150 members of the Lepcha community left for Kolkata to meet the Chief Minister.