Alert sounded in Bihar for I-day celebrations

An alert has been sounded across Bihar in the wake of Maoists` call for boycott of the Independence Day celebrations tomorrow, according to official sources.

Last Updated: Aug 14, 2010, 18:44 PM IST

Patna: An alert has been sounded across
Bihar in the wake of Maoists` call for boycott of the
Independence Day celebrations tomorrow, according to official
sources.

"We have alerted all the police stations to thwart any
bid by law-breakers to create disturbances tomorrow", the
sources said.
Sepcial vigil was being kept at airports, railway
stations and jails across the state, they said.

Patrolling would be further stepped up in the state
capital where the main function would be held at historic
Gandhi Maidan, sources said.

Close survelliance would be kept on the movement of
suspected elements in the areas along Indo-Nepal border
in Bihar, they said.
There would be static deployment of armed securitymen
in vulnerable pockets, sources said.

The Maoists have called for boycott of I-day functions
in Bihar.

PTI