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Bihar in high alert as Maoists call bandh

patna Updated: Oct 11, 2009 22:45 IST

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Security has been tightened across Bihar in view of the two-day bandh called by banned CPI (Maoist) from Monday against Centre's move to intensify anti-Naxal operations.

"Tight security has been put in place in naxal-hit areas in Bihar in view of the shutdown," Additional Director General of Police (HQ), Neelmani, said.

All police stations in naxal-hit districts of Gaya, Nawada, Jehanabad, Nalanda, Aurangabad, Bhojpur, Rohtas, Kaimur, Muzaffarpur, Sitamarhi, Darbhanga and Madhubani would remain on high-alert to effectively tackle the naxalites, he said.

Extra security personnel have been deployed at vital installations, including railway stations and its premises, which are considered as the soft-target of the ultras, he said.

Additional companies of Special Auxiliary Police (SAP) and Bihar Military Police besides central para-military personnel have been deployed in these areas, Neelmani said.

The spokesman of Bihar-Jharkhand-Orissa-Chhatisgarh special area committee of CPI(Maoist), Gopal, had on October nine gave a call for the state-wide bandh to protest against the Centre's move to trample their so-called revolutionary movement.