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SC enables Center to pull back Paramilitary Forces from Darjeeling

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday allowed the Center to pull back four of the eight organizations of Central Armed Paramilitary Forces (CAPF) from strife-torn Darjeeling and Kalimpong locale of West Bengal for arrangement in survey bound Gujarat.

A seat of Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices A M Khanwilkar and D Y Chandrachud consented to the Center's supplication to move half of the staying paramilitary powers from the state's strife-torn regions to the survey bound state.

The pinnacle court had before on October 27 allowed the Center to pull back seven of the 15 organizations of CAPF from Darjeeling and Kalimpong regions for arrangement along the fringes of Jammu and Kashmir and in the north-eastern states and to the survey bound conditions of Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh.

The Calcutta High Court had before remained the withdrawal of CAPF from Darjeeling slopes, the scene of agitation over the statehood request, till October 27 after the state government moved toward it restricting the Center's choice.

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