Darjeeling (Agencies): The indefinite bandh called by the GJM to protest police firing at Sipchu in Jalpaiguri district that left two persons dead, paralysed normal life for the second day, even as no untoward incident was reported.

Shops, business establishments, schools and educational institutions were closed, vehicles were off roads and government offices recorded no attendance, officials said.

Darjeeling District Magistrate P M K Gandhi told the press that the situation in the Hills was now under control and no major incident had been reported since Wednesday.

The BSF personnel conducted flag marches at Kalimpong sub-division, the DM said, adding, the Sub-Divisional Officers have been asked to prepare a report of the loss of public property in the GJM violence after the Sipchu police firing.

The Darjeeling Superintendent of Police D P Singh, said the situation was fast returning to normal in the Hills.

In Jalpaiguri district too nothing untoward has been reported since this morning.

The Special IGP (Darjeeling) N Ramesh Babu told mediaperons that FIRs had been filed against senior GJM leaders – Harkabhadur Chetri, Kalyan Dewan, Binay Tamang (assistant secretary of GJM), Norden Lama and others for instigating mob violence.

Harkabhadur Chhetri alleged that the filing of FIRs against GJM leaders showed the state government's vendetta against GJM leaders.

The Forest Department has lost property worth around Rs seven crore in the GJM violence, they said.