Kolkata: West Bengal government on Thursday
sounded a statewide alert to prevent any backlash in the
wake of the killing of top Maoist leader Kishenji in an
encounter with security forces in junglemahal.
"An alert has been sounded statewide to thwart any
counter attack by Maoists following the death of its top
leader Kishenji in an encounter", state DGP Naparajit
The state government received a directive in this regard
from the Union Home Ministry to strengthen security and put
the entire force on alert, he said.
All senior police officials and district police
administrations have been asked to take appropriate measures,
State Chief Secretary Samar Ghosh and Home Secretary
G D Gautama, DGP and Kolkata Police Commissioner Ranjit
Pachnanda already held a meeting to review the situation in