Rajnath Singh reviews security situation in Darjeeling

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh reviewed the security situation in Darjeeling district of West Bengal last night as violence continued in the hills. Official sources said in New Delhi that during the meeting, the Home Minister was briefed on the law and order situation. Home Secretary Rajiv Mehrishi and other top security officials attended the meeting.
The meeting came a day after a team of Gorkha Janmukti Morcha, which is leading the protests in Darjeeling, and BJP met the Home Minister seeking the Centre’s intervention.
Earlier yesterday, the Home Ministry put on hold sending more troops to Darjeeling to help restore normalcy as the state government has not yet submitted its report on the situation. Around 1,000 central paramilitary personnel had earlier been deployed in Darjeeling to assist the local administration.
The sources said, Mr Singh also took stock of the situation in Kashmir, where terrorists killed six policemen in a attack on a police party on the outskirts of Anantnag district.