Security tightened in Bihar for R-day

Patna, Jan 25 (PTI) Security measures have been tightenedacross Bihar on the eve of Republic Day celebrations.

"We have beefed up security measures for tomorrow''scelebrations across the state", Director General of PoliceNeelmani said.

All the police stations have been put on maximum alert andpatrolling has been intensified, Neelmani said.

The Station House Officers (SHOs) have been asked to keepclose watch on the movement of anti-socials.

Extra security attention is being paid to vitalinstallations, official sources said.

Vigil along Indo-Nepal boraders with West Champaran, EastChamparan, Sitamarhi, Araria and Madhubani districts has alsobeen intensified to prevent infiltration of trouble-makersfrom across the border, the sources said.

Special security arrangements have been made in Patna,Senior Superintendent of Police B S Meena said.

Elaborate security arrangements have been made at GandhiMaidan, where governor Devanand Konwar would be unfurling thenational flag, he said.

Armed police personnel would be deployed at high-risebuildings and government installations in and around GandhiMaidan to ensure peaceful celebrations of the Republic Day,Meena said.

"All DSPs, stations officers and sub-inspectors havebeen deputed to ensure fool-proof-security to VVIPs at theGandhi Maidan where a large number of people often assemble towatch the function," Meena said.

"Personnel of the special task force and the centralreserve police force have also been deployed at variousplaces. Security at the airport is also strengthened incoordination with the CISF, the police said.

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