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All police stations of North Bengal alerted to counter Naxalites

Written by: Staff

Siliguri, Mar 4 (UNI) All police stations in border districts of North Bengal have been alerted after Thursday's Naxalites' attack on a patrol party in which one police constable was killed, another injured and their rifles were snatched in neighbour North Dinajpur district.

IGP, North Bengal, Kishanlal Meena today said additional force would be deployed in all police stations henceforth in the district to enhance the strength of the police camps.

Besides this, more armed forces had been deployed in the bordering areas of Bihar and Assam, said the IGP.

Mr Meena has already ordered investigation in the Naxalite attack on the policemen on the National Highway 34 at Chakulia in North Dinajpur.

He said all the police supers of six districts of North Bengal had been alerted after the incident. They were ordered to increase force and security systems in thier respective areas, the IGP added.

He said the Naxalites were using the routes in bordering Bihar to enter West Bengal.

He said, more force has to be deployed in the police outposts and camps in the core areas of six districts (Darjeeling, Jalpaiguri, North and South Dinajpur, Malda and Coochbehar.

The police camps which situated in the core areas, were normally staffed with four to five police personnel. But they needed more personnel to counter sudden attack from Naxalites.


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