48-hr bandh in Bihar begins, police on high alert

Posted By: Samyuktha
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Patna, May 18: As the 48-hour bandh called for by the Maoists began at midnight on Monday, May 17, the police stations in Maoist-affected areas have been put on high alert.

“All the district superintendents of police have been directed to intensify patrolling and deploy additional security forces at vital installations, including railway stations," Additional Director General of Police P K Thakur said on Tuesday, May 18.

“All police stations in Maoist affected districts would remain on high-alert," he added.

Till Tuesday, May 18 morning the bandh has been peaceful as there has been no instance of violence reported in the state, the official added.

Bihar is one among the five states which have been forced into the the two day bandh called for by the ultras to protest against various issues including the operations of the security forces.

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