Elaborate security for Maoists 'shutdown' in Bihar

Patna: Elaborate security arrangements are being made in view of the two-day 'shutdown' called by banned CPI(Maoist) in Bihar from October 12 against Centre's move to "trample" its agitation with application of para-military personnel.

"We are making elaborate security arrangements in the naxal-hit districts across the state to tackle the activities of the ultras in Bihar," Additional Director General of Police (ADGP - Headquarters) Neelmani said.

All the police stations in the naxal-hit districts of Gaya, Nawada, Jehanabad, Nalanda, Aurangabad, Bhojpur, Rohtas, Kaimur, Muzaffarpur, Sitamarhi, Darbhanga and Madhubani would remain on high-alert to effectively tackle the naxalites, he said.

Extra security attention would be paid to protect the vital installations, including property of railways, considered a soft-target for the ultras, he said.

Additional companies of the Special Auxiliary Police (SAP), Bihar military police, besides the available Central para-military force personnel were being sent to the naxal hit areas to assist the district armed police in operations against the Maoists, Neelmani said.

The CPI (Maoist) spokesman for Bihar-Jharkhand-Orissa- Chhattisgarh area informed the newspapers here about the outfit's plan for the 'shutdown' to protest against the Centre's move to subdue their "revolutionary movement" with the use of Central para-military force (CPMF) personnel.

Bureau Report