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Gujarat elections 2017: SC allows Centre to withdraw forces from Darjeeling

The apex court on October 27 permitted Centre to withdraw seven of the 15 companies for deployment in J&K

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Darjeeling unrest
File photo: CRPF personnel stand guard

The Supreme on Monday permitted the Centre to withdraw four of the eight companies of Central Armed Paramilitary Forces (CAPF) from strife-torn and Kalimpong districts of for deployment in poll-bound

A bench of Chief Justice and Justices A M Khanwilkar and agreed to the Centre's plea to relocate half of the remaining paramilitary forces from the state's strife-torn districts to the poll-bound state.

The apex had earlier on October 27 permitted the Centre to withdraw seven of the 15 companies of CAPF from and Kalimpong districts for deployment along the borders of and in the north-eastern states and to the poll-bound states of and Himachal Pradesh.

The Calcutta High had earlier stayed the withdrawal of CAPF from hills, the scene of unrest over the statehood demand, till October 27 after the state approached it opposing the Centre's decision.

First Published: Mon, November 27 2017. 13:38 IST