4 additional CRPF Companies to be deployed in Darjeeling
 Source : News Bharati English  Date : 14-Jul-2017

Kolkata, July 14: The Gorkhaland issue is creating a ruckus in Darjeeling every day. The nuisance of Morcha leaders is devastating the lives of common mass in the Hill area. To control the situation, Calcutta High Court today directed the Centre to provide four additional companies of CRPF within 48 hours.

11 companies of the Central Armed Police Force is already deployed here. Calcutta High Court directed for additional forces. A division bench comprising acting Chief Justice Nishita Mhatre and Justice T Chakraborty directed this. To bring back normalcy in the Hill, the state government is also has been directed to deploy forces from its own resource.

The state government requested Central government to send more forces. But the Central government denied sending anymore CRPFs. After hearing both the Advocate General for the state and the Additional Solicitor General for the Centre, the division bench directed the deployment of four companies of CRPF.

The division bench is concerned over the sufferings of the people in the Darjeeling hills amid the ongoing tussle over replacement of forces.

Recently the Judge of Calcutta High Court slammed the authority for its inability to stop the strike. What Bengal government has done so far, that has been asked to state to inform the court.

Four additional companies of CRPF are being sent to maintain law and order in Darjeeling and Kalimpong, later the Centre on Friday told the Supreme Court.