Gangtok: CRPF jawans were deployed today
along Gangtok-Siliguri national highway for smooth traffic
movement as road to the Himalayan state opened after three
days of bandh in Darjeeling hills.
"Two companies of CRPF have been deployed to patrol
the national highway," Inspector General of Police (North
Bengal) K L Tamta said.
CRPF forces arrived in Darjeeling Hills yesterday to
ensure that there are no more bandh-related violence directed
on vehicular movement along NH-31A, he said.
Earlier in March, three companies of CRPF were
deployed after violence flared in Darjeeling with the
ransacking and torching of Kurseong police station.
Sikkim government too sought security personnel from
Centre to escort the vehicles from the state.