Some MLAs and police officials on Maoist hit list

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Patna, Oct 31 (UNI) The Bihar government today sounded red alert as the Maoists have placed many MLAs and top police officials of the state on their hit list.

The state government had alerted the police in the wake of the recent attacks by the ultras in Jharkhand's Giridih district that claimed 19 lives, including that of its former chief minister Babulal Marandi's son.

Home Secretary Afzal Amanuallah, in a letter to senior police officers of the Tirhut range, had expressed fears that the ultras along the Indo-Nepal border in Bihar might attack on the Shashastra Seema Bal (SSB) camps in the region.

He further said the extremists, expert in guerilla warfare, had recently sneaked into the districts of Tirhut range and were staying at various hideouts.

Mr Amanullah had also had asked the police to conduct round the clock patrolling in the region.

Meanwhile, official sources at Muzarffarpur said police patrolling had been enhanced in and around the vulnerable areas.

Security had been beefed up at the SSB camps, police armouries and jails. The security cover of the MLAs representing the area had been further tightened.

The sources informed that special police protection had been given to the ruling JD(U) MLA Dinesh Prasad Kushwaha from Minapur as he apprehended maoists attack.

Earlier, the ultras have killed JMM MP from Jamshedpur Sunil Mahto and several IPS officers, including Ajay Kumar and KC Surendra Babu.

UNI

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