Terrorist threat to railway stations in Bihar's district

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Motihari (Bihar), Jan 9: Railway stations along the Bihar-Nepal border have been put on alert after intelligence reports that a group of terrorists have sneaked into the state and could pose a threat to railway facilities in the area.

According to Intelligence agencies, the terrorists could attack stations near the border like Raxaul, Sugauli, Adapur, Sikta, Narkatiaganj, Betiah and Motihari. RPF's chief security commissioner (Samastipur) S N Arya told PTI that following the threat reports received from the intelligence departments of the state and central governments, all railway stations along the Bihar-Nepal border have been put on maximum alert.

According to reports, he said that a Pakistani terrorist was arrested in Kathmandu in Nepal last week. To seek his release, a group of seven to eight Afghani terrorists sneaked into the district from across the Nepal border, posing major threat to railway stations and trains besides other vital installation along the border, Arya said.

The RPF official said railway station officials have been asked to allow the departure of trains from stations only after receiving clearance certificates from government railway police (GRP) and railway protection force (RPF) personnel who would thoroughly search all trains.

Police stations and the Superintendent of Police of districts along the border of Nepal would closely monitor the threats from the terrorists and make extra security arrangements for stations and trains in consultation with railway authorities, official sources said.

Additional companies of RPF personnel have already been sent from Sitamarhi and other districts to railway stations under threat for intensification of search operations. SSB personnel have been asked to have intensify vigil along the borders, sources said.

PTI

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