Kolkata/Jalpaiguri (Agencies): With two BSF companies joing the CRPF personnel stationed in the trouble-torn Darjeeling Hills to maintain law and order, the situation there improved on Wednesday. The Gorkha Janamukti Morcha, however, threatened to resume its demonstration for a separate state while demanding for a CBI inquiry into Tuesday's firing by police.

The West Bengal government said army was required in Darjeeling and it will continue to pursue with the request.
Home Secretary G D Gautama told newsmen that the government has not withdrawn its request for army deployment in Darjeeling and said it will continue to pursue the request
with the Centre.

Maintaining that the situation in the violence-scarred areas was under control, ADG (law and order) S Karpurakayastha said two BSF companies have joined five companies of CRPF in
Darjeeling to bolster security there.

He said the death toll remained at two while the condition of an injured GJM activist is critical.

Karpurakayastha said the GJM workers tried to set up tents at Sipchu by violating 144 CrPC which the police did not allow. "The normal drill was followed during police firing and as in all cases of police firing, an executive inquiry will be held in this case too."

Officials said the BSF jawans will flag march in the hills from Thursday.

On the other hand, GJM spokesman Harkabahadur Chhetri said that it would pull out from the talks on the interim set-up and threatened to resume its agitation.

"CPI-M goons are behind the chain of violence in Darjeeling hills and the Dooars. Instead of arresting the real culprits, the police are after GJM supporters and putting them behind bars on false charges," Chhetri claimed.

GJM general secretary Roshan Giri demanded a CBI probe into the death of its supporters.

"We demand a CBI inquiry since police, despite having rubber bullets, did not use those on GJM demonstrators holding peaceful dharna, killing two on the spot yesterday," he said.

Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee appealed to the GJM to sit for discussion and condemned the violent methods it was adopting in the hills.

"When efforts are on to evolve a political solution to the Darjeeling issue through tripartite meetings in Delhi, the GJM has gone for violent methods which are not at all acceptable," he said in a statement.

Jalpaiguri District Magistrate Bandana Yadav, who held a meeting with GJM leaders said that prohibitory orders under Section 144 CrPC would continue in Dooars in Jalpaiguri district till normalcy was restored.

Tourism Minister Manab Mukherjee asked tourists not to visit Darjeeling saying the situation in the hills was extremely bad.