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Maoists threat in Rohtas, Kaimur; security beefed-up

Following Union Home Ministry’s tip-off to Bihar government of Maoists threat to important installations in Kaimur and Rohtas districts, the DMs and SPs have been issued orders to form local installation level security co-ordination committees (LILSCC) to ensure their safety.

india Updated: Nov 22, 2009 20:30 IST
Prasun Kr Mishra

Following Union Home Ministry’s tip-off to Bihar government of Maoists threat to important installations in Kaimur and Rohtas districts, the DMs and SPs have been issued orders to form local installation level security co-ordination committees (LILSCC) to ensure their safety.

Reliable sources said that the mausoleum of Sher Shah at Sasaram, Power Grid station at Pusauli, Durgawati Reservoir Project, Kuhira Dam, rail-road bridges on river Sone and Karmnasha along with court premises, Doordarshan centres, jails and other installations are under threat, as mentioned in the letter of DGP (Special Branch) to the top district authorities.

Sources said the security agencies had information about possible CPI (Maoist) or ISI supported extremists attack on these installations, not only for discouraging the security agencies but also to break the communication and electricity supply in several states.

The Sone bridge connects Jharkhand, Orissa, south and north-eastern states with Bihar. Even the Grand Chord rail line and GT road are the only routes for transportation of ores and coal. Power Grid, Pusauli provides back-to-back transmission between regional grids and its damage can create a national electricity crisis, sources said.

The district level committees, headed by the DM and SP, have been formed to monitor the security arrangements made by the LILSCCs, comprising local police, administrative and department officers, sources added.

Rohtas SP, Vikas Vaibhav, who is also in-charge of Kaimur, said that security has been tightened and high alert sounded following the directions of Home Ministry. Visitors in the court premises were being checked by metal detectors.