"We had asked for 10 companies of the CRPF from the Centre for the hills earlier. But they had sent us only four companies of women police personnel and three companies of SSB. We have again asked them for ten companies of CRPF in the hills," state Director General of Police Surajit Kar Purkayastha told reporters at the secretariat today.
Currently, there is only state police, but no Army in the hills, he said.
Describing the unrest in the hills as "destructive activities of some extremists," Mr Purakayastha said the state government would not tolerate this situation and would take strong action against those responsible.
Going by the current situation in the hills following ransacking of government offices by the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha activists and enforcing an indefinite bandh for a separate state of Gorkhaland, the state government has decided to send DG & IGP (Home Guards) Raj Kanojia, the DGP said.
The state government earlier had sent senior police officials to the hills amid the ongoing GJM agitation there.