New Delhi: The Centre has alerted
governments of nine naxal affected states in view of the death
reports of top Maoist commander Kishenji and asked them to
exercise maximum vigil.
The alert has been issued by the Union Home Ministry to
the Directors General of Police (DGPs) in view of possible
retaliatory strikes from Maoist cadres in Left Wing Extremism
states of West Bengal, Orrisa, Chhattisgarh, Bihar, Jharkhand,
Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh.
"The states have been asked to exercise maximum vigil and
caution. The central security forces have also been asked to
be on alert in these states," official sources said.
In a huge setback to Maoists, their top leader Kishenji
(58) was today killed in a gunbattle with security forces in a
forest in West Midnapore district of West Bengal.