Centre to send two companies of CRPF to Darjeeling

With the West Bengal government asking for three more companies of central forces for Darjeeling, the Centre has decided to send two.

Kolkata: With the West Bengal government
asking for three more companies of central forces for
Darjeeling, the Centre has decided to send two.

"The state government had requested the Centre to give
three additional companies of CRPF to Darjeeling, but they
have agreed to send two companies for the hills," Home
Secretary Samar Ghosh told reporters today.

Earlier, the Centre had withdrawn three companies of
central forces from Darjeeling. However, considering the
situation there, they have decided to send two, he said.

There are two companies of CRPF (about 100 personnel in
each) in the district at present.

In another development, Ghosh said a Maoist surrendered
at West Midnapore today and another has expressed willingness
to surrender.

-PTI

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