Kolkata: The Home Ministry has filed a plea in Supreme Court to withdraw four companies of Central Armed Paramilitary Forces from strife-torn Darjeeling and Kalimpong districts of West Bengal.
As per sources Supreme Court has cleared on behalf of the Centre, as the state assembly elections of the three states of north-east Tripura, Meghalaya and Nagaland are near. The Election Commission recommended the deployment of central forces there.
As per the Nabanna sources, a bench comprising Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justice AM Khanwilkar and Justice DY Chandrachud have asked the West Bengal government to reply within three days in response to the Center’s plea. On the next hearing on February 5, the state government’s lawyer Kapil Sibal will present an affidavit.