Jamshedpur, Apr 6: To ensure peacefull polling in neighbouring West Bengal, the police officials of the border districts of Jharkhand and West Bengal held a joint meeting and decided to seal common border to contain naxalite activity.
The West Bengal police team led by Inspector General, West Zone, B.B.Mallick comprised DIG and IG (Intelligence) Midnapore, SPs of Purulia, Bankura and West Midnapore while the state police team was led by IG D.K.Pandey, Ranchi, comprising the DIGs of Kolhan and Bokaro and SPs of East Singhbhum and Bokaro.
The meeting which took place at the Directors' Bunglow here yesterday, decided to seal the borders of both the states during the five-phase elections in West Bengal, which begins from April 17.
The crucial meeting also decided to keep a strict vigil on the people crossing the check posts and to avert entry of naxalites and anti-social elements, who might disrupt the elections.
Apart from election issue, the senior police officials also decided shared informations on the movement of the naxalites in the vicinites of the border of the states. They agreed to launch a joint raids even after the elections were over to flush out the ultras.
They also stressed the need for chalking out a long-term coordination between the police of the border areas of both the states to curb the naxalite activites.