Saturday, February 06, 2010

Security tightened in Bihar in view of Maoist bandh

Patna, Feb 6 (PTI) Tight security arrangements have been made and police stations put on maximum alert in the naxal-hit districts of Bihar in view of the 72-hour bandh by the banned CPI (Maoist) beginning tomorrow to protest against 'Operation Green Hunt' to be launched by the Centre.

"We have made elaborate security arrangements in the naxal-hit districts across the state to tackle the activities of the ultras in Bihar," Director General of Police Anand Shanker said.

All police stations in the affected districts of Gaya, Nawada, Jehanabad, Nalanda, Aurangabad, Bhojpur, Rohtas, Kaimur, Muzaffarpur, Sitamarhi, Darbhanga and Madhubani have been put on maximum alert, the DGP said.

Extra attention would be paid to protect vital installations, Railways property, government buildings besides schools, which are considered a soft-target for the ultras, he said.

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