Centre giving full support to Bihar to tackle hostage crises

The Centre on Friday said that it is providing "full support" to Bihar government in the operation to rescue policemen held hostages by Maoists.

Updated: Sep 03, 2010, 14:21 PM IST

New Delhi: The Centre on Friday said that it
is providing "full support" to Bihar government in the
operation to rescue policemen held hostages by Maoists.

"This is being handled by the State and we are giving
them full support whatever they are asking for. We gave one
helicopter yesterday and another is going today and whatever
force is available, it is being made available to them," said
Joint Secretary (Naxal Management) in Ministry of Home Affairs
Kashmir Singh.

Security forces have intensified search operations in
the hilly and forest areas in Dharhara, Kajra and several
other places in Bihar`s Munger, Jamui and Lakhisarai districts
to trace the kidnapped policemen.

PTI