Alert in 3 Maoist-hit districts in WB, high security in trains
Kolkata, July 6 (PTI) All police stations and CRPF camps in the three Maoist-hit districts of West Bengal have been put on high alert and Railway Protection Force has been asked to keep vigil on trains and tracks ahead of tomorrow’s 48-hour Bharat bandh called by ultras.
“Security has been beefed up in the Maoist-hit districts of West Midnapore, Bankura and Purulia with police stations and CRPF camps put on high alert,” West Bengal DGP Bhupinder Singh told PTI.
Asked if there would be deployment of extra forces in the area, Singh ruled out the possibility, but said the existing forces had been kept on high alert to prevent any sabotage attempt.
West Midnapore SP Monoj Verma said Maoists were out to take revenge for the death of their top leader and their party’s poliburo member Azad.