Jalpaiguri: Fresh arson on Tuesday broke out in Terai-Dooars area of north Bengal on the second day of the indefinite bandh demanding inclusion of several mouzas from the two areas in the proposed Gorkhaland Territorial Administration (GTA).

Police said two cars were set on fire at Odlabari in Mal block allegedly by bandh supporters. Yet another car and a scooter were set afire at Bagrakote near Siliguri during a clash between bandh supporters and locals, who are opposing the shutdown.

Police said 100 were detained at Jaigaon for disturbing peace by gheraoing the police station there to press for allowing Terai-Dooars Coordination Committee to hold meeting in the area and its inclusion in GTA. Earlier, IG, North Bengal, Sanjay Singh had said 70 people were arrested at Jaigaon.

Another gherao is on at Banarhat police station by locals and businessmen demanding the arrest of John Barla, Adivasi Vikas Parishad leader for Terai-Dooars for yesterday's arson and compensation to those whose shops were set on fire.

 Pro-bandh activists had set ablaze nine shops at Banarhat and several shops at Chamurchi near Banarhat yesterday. They had also set fire to a truck at Red Bank tea garden near Banarhat, while cars and other vehicles were damaged in stone throwing between pro and anti-bandh supporters at Odlabari.

Meanwhile, the bandh which was relaxed from 10 PM to 5 AM on Tuesday along NH 55 connecting Terai-Dooars to Sikkim and NH 31 connecting Assam, was reimposed at 6 AM today hitting life at Kalchini, Jaigaon and Banrhat areas.

In the rest of the places in Terai-Dooars only privatevehicles did not ply. Tea gardens functioned and railway services were normal, official sources said.

 The administration has deployed three columns of SSB at Banarhat area since last night, while Section 144 Cr PC was imposed in seven police station areas since 8 PM on Monday night. The district administration has asked for deployment of more force to maintain order in the area, the sources said.

The indefinite bandh has been called by Terai Dooars Coordination Committee backed by Gorkha Janamukti Morcha (GJM) and the John Barla-led faction of Adivasi Bikash Parishad demanding inclusion of several mouzas in the proposed Gorkha Territorial Administration (GTA) from Terai and Dooars regions of Darjeeling and Jalpaiguri districts.