81 booths in Birbhum under Maoist threat



Suri (WB): A total of 81 booths in Birbhum district where polling would be held for the forthcoming assembly election had been identified as booths under extremist threat.

Addressing a press-meet district magistrate Saumitra Mohan Birbhum said, "Most of such booths are in Khayrasole, Rajnagar and Dubrajpur."

These areas have seen Maoist insurgency activities including murder, explosion and arrest of the important leaders of this state and Jharkhand.

Stringent security measures including live telecast of voting-process would be arranged on poll day, Mohan said.

PTI