Calcutta,17th October: Calcutta High Court on Tuesday puts a stay on the removal of central forces from Darjeeling.
Earlier today West Bengal government lead by Mamta Banerjee moved to Calcutta High Court for a stay on the withdrawal of central forces from the Darjeeling hills by the Ministry of Home Affairs.
Centre will file an affidavit in Calcutta HC by 23rd October and State to file reply on 26th October.The maater will be heard on 27th October.
On Sunday, the MHA had ordered the withdrawal of 10 of the 15 Central Armed Police Forces (CAPF) companies deployed in the hills, apparently to press them into duty in other places for the festival season.
A police sub-inspector was killed in clash between a police raid team and alleged supporters of the GJM faction led by Bimal Gurung which made the governmnet to deploy CAPF in the region. The raid team was searching for Gurung.