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Special cell in the offing to counter Naxalites in Bihar

india Updated: Jan 09, 2010 16:27 IST

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To tackle the Naxal menace in the state, Bihar government is planning to set up a special cell at its police headquarters for better coordination among the security agencies.

"At present, there is a team of police officials at the police headquarters to monitor operations against Naxalites but a special cell is necessary due to the increasing pressure from the Centre to effectively deal with the Naxal menace", officials said.

The special cell will enhance coordination among the central security forces, district police personnel and intelligence agencies, they said.

"The officials in the cell will compile authentic information about the activities of the ultras", they said.

The Centre in its directive to the states has stressed on the need for strategic deployment of central para-military force personnel in the Naxal-affected districts, they added.