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Security beefed up to tackle extremists

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Patna, Oct 29 (UNI) A special alert has been sounded and security network strengthened in view of the October 30 CPI (Maoist)-sponsored bandh call in North Bihar to protest the alleged repressive police action.

Inspector General of Police, Muzaffarpur circle, Sunit Kumar today said special vigil had been maintained in railway stations and tracks since railway properties became soft targets of extremists on similar occasions in the past.

Security guards had been posted in all government installations and district administrations as well as railway police had been asked to take suitable action for protecting public properties and lives during the bandh period, he maintained.

Additional security forces had been deployed in all police stations and outposts under Madhubani, East and West Champaran and Sitamarhi districts since the said districts are situated on the porus Indo-Nepal border, he said.

Seema Suraksha Bal (SSB) personnel deployed on Indo-Nepal border posts are already on a state of high alert to thwart any move of Maoists from Nepal for sneaking into India, he added.

Mr Kumar said frisking of vehicles had been introduced on all important roads, CRPF and Special Auxiliary Force had been pressed into service to guard the jails and other vulnerable places including Maoist-dominated areas.

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