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Security tightened in J'khand due to Naxal fear

Security has been tightened in Jharkhand in view of the two-day Maoist sponsored blockade.

india Updated: Jun 14, 2006 12:17 IST
Press Trust of India
Press Trust of India

Security has been tightened in Jharkhand in view of the two-day Maoist sponsored blockade which began on Tuesday night while the railways diverted the routes of some important trains in the state.

Special attention has been put on railway tracks because they are the main target of the Naxalites while securitymen have also been adequately deployed on the National Highways stretching through Naxal-affected areas, police sources said on Wednesday.

The routes of some important trains running on the Barkakana-Garwah-Sonenagar section have been diverted while the 1448-UP Howrah-Jabalpur Shaktipunj Express leaving Howrah on Wednesday is diverted via Pradhankhunta-Gomoh-Gaya-Mughalsarai-Chunar-Chopan.

The 3026-dn Bhopal-Howrah Express would be controlled between Chopan and Renukut upto six hours, according to a railway release.

The blockade has been called by the Maoists -- across six states -- Jharkhand, Bihar, West Bengal, Chhattisgarh, Orissa and Uttar Pradesh -- to protest alleged police atrocities in Dantewada district of Chhatisgarh.

Director General of Police VD Ram and Home Secretary JB Tubid yesterday made an aerial survey of the naxal-infested areas in Jharkhand to take stock of the security arrangements, the sources said.

First Published: Jun 14, 2006 12:17 IST