Special security schemes to curb naxal menace

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Patna, Oct 16 (UNI) Concerned over the increasing activities of Maoist insurgents, the Centre has evolved special strategies to enhance security in the naxal-dominated districts of Bihar.

The Centre would soon give its nod to the special security proposals prepared initially for Gaya and Aurangabad districts.

Under the new scheme, adequate infrastructure would be provided for policing and other security needs, especially in the field areas.

The existing system would be modernised to fight extremism, official sources here today said.

The government had also stressed the need for enhancing security all along the railway tracks and roadways in order to make train journeys safe. For this purpose, roads would be constructed along railway tracks to enable security personnel to monitor movement of trains and ensure better connectivity with the high risk police stations. High rise boundary walls had also been proposed to be constructed around the police posts and some other focus areas.

Union Minister of State for Home Shakeel Ahmad, during his recent visit to Bihar, had disclosed formation of a special anti-naxal force ''COBRA'' with 10,000 security personnel as its members.

The sources further said the special security schemes were likely to be extended in other naxal-hit districts of the state.

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