New Delhi, Oct 8: Security has been stepped up in several parts of Bihar after naxals have released a four page note threatening to kill those who vote in the Bihar elections. An officer from Bihar part of the security arrangements informed OneIndia that this is a desperate measure by the naxals but they are taking no chances.
In the Gaya district where the threat perception of the naxals is high several programmes urging people to vote in large numbers have been organised. The people have been assured of their safety and told to vote in large numbers.
The threat from the naxals issued earlier today urges the people to take up guns and fight for their rights. All parties are the same and the people never have their rights addressed the note states. Further it is also stated that if the people need to address their problem they have to raise arms.
It is time to establish the peoples' rule and hence people should not vote the note states. Do not vote in this mockery of democracy exercise the naxals have also warned. Politicians are power hungry and that includes even the Left parties the four page note states.
The CRPF which has managed to beat down the naxals to a large extent says that there is no cause for concern. They do not have the resources to strike as the recent combing operations have neutralised them to a large extent a CRPF officer informed. We have also managed to detect and disarm the land mines set up by them, the officer further informed.
Intelligence Bureau officials however have advised that security needs to be high. They may not carry out a coordinated strike but they are capable of orchestrating smaller incidents which could cause fear among the residents.
The Election Commission has sought for enhanced security and wants only central forces to man the booths. Earlier 40 percent of the security forces manning the booths were from the state. However considering the sensitivities it would be a 100 per cent centralised force.