High alert in Bihar following Maoists threat

Last Updated: Sunday, January 3, 2010 - 10:55

Patna: After receiving intelligence reports that the Maoists are planning to blow up railway installations, security has been tightened in Bihar.
The Railway Protection Force (RPF) personnel frisked passengers and checked their luggage with bomb detection devices, and stepped up patrolling of platforms as a part of the drill.

Officials said a high alert was ordered since there was information that some anti-social elements from neighbouring Nepal had sneaked into the city.

"We are searching railway tracks. A high alert has been issued after observing the activities of Maoist rebels. We also received information that some anti-social elements sneaked in the region that is why we tightened the security," said Santosh Kumar, RPF official.


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First Published: Sunday, January 3, 2010 - 10:55

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