Jharkhand has intensified police patrolling in areas bordering West Bengal following the killing of three Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) workers by Maoist rebels in the troubled Lalgarh region there, an official said in Ranchi Thursday.
Jharkhand police suspect that Maoist rebels may sneak into the state when paramilitary forces launch an operation against them in neighbouring Lalgarh.
"We have increased vigil in the bordering areas. We are in touch with our counterparts in West Bengal," police spokesperson SN Pradhan told IANS.
In the past week, Maoist rebels have killed 28 security personnel in West Singhbhum, Bokaro and Palamau districts of Jharkhand.