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All police stations, camps put on alert in West Bengal

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 6, 2010 - 19:09

Kolkata: All police stations and camps in
West Bengal, especially in three Maoist-affected districts,
were on Tuesday put on high alert after the Naxal attack on
security personnel in Chhattisgarh.

"All police stations and camps have been asked to be on
maximum alert and personnel directed to intensify patrolling
and vigilance, particularly in Maoist-hit areas," IGP (Law and
order) S Purkayastha told agency here.
The three Maoist-affected districts are West Midnapore,
Bankura and Purulia.

Instructions have also been issued to intelligence
agencies, the IGP said.

Chief Secretary Asok Mohan Chakraborty condemned the
massacre and said "it is barbaric, dastardly and shocking.
Except for persons with a sick mentality, everyone should
condemn such incidents."
In addition to existing measures, additional security
steps have been taken in Maoist-hit areas as instructed by
Union Home Minister P Chidambaram during his weekend visit
here, Chakraborty said.

The security scenario was also reviewed at a high-level
meeting here during the day.


First Published: Tuesday, April 6, 2010 - 19:09
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