Saturday, December 2, 2023

Maoist bandh: Security step up in Kolhan, additional forces deployed

Jamshedpur : The rebel outfit CPI-Maoist has given a six-day Jharkhand, Chhatisgarh and Odisha bandh call to be effective from April 25 to protest the alleged atrocities on the villagers and forcible surrender. According to senior police officials, additional personnel have been deployed in Naxal-affected and bordering areas of the State.

Police teams have been deployed at railway stations, bus stands and other crowded places. Besides, vehicles are being searched to avoid any untoward incident, they said.

Anti-landmine vehicle will be patrolling through the NH 33 area along with deployment of forces of CRPF and RAF.
All police stations in the Naxal-infested areas of the district have been put on maximum alert. Extra security attention was being paid to protect vital installations, including property of railways, in the divisions.

He went on to add that strict vigil on the bordering areas of Orissa and Bengal is being kept. Security forces have been deployed in large numbers at naxal-infested areas. Police patrolling on the Maoist infested areas of the Ghatsila sub division have also been increased.

Since in the past Railways have been the target of the ultras special focus is on to ensure strict security arrangements for Railways establishments.

Railway authorities have sounded alert in Railway stations of CKP division. Special squads of RPF jawans and gangmen would be press into service to trace out landmines along railway tracks in the vulnerable division. Pilot engines would also lead the trains running through naxal infested areas.

All the police stations in the three districts of the division including East and West Singhbhum and Seraikela Kharswan are on alert and patrolling has been intensified.

Deputy inspector general of police, Kolhan, RK Dhan said they are taking all necessary precautionary measures in the twin-districts of Singhbhum and Seraikela-Kharsawan district in view of the rebel-sponsored bandh.

The railway police have also tightened the security arrangement in view of the six-day naxal bandh to be effective from April 24 midnight.

” We will intensify the track patrolling and keep strict vigilance on the passengers movement at all the railway stations including Tatanagar, Ghatshila, Ranchi, Chakradharpur, Hatia, Muri and Chandil,” said superintendent of railway police, Tatanagar, Mrityunjay Kishore.

Kishore said that the railway police will be working in close co-ordination with the railway protection force and local police for maintaining vigilance at the railway track and also the railway stations beside other railway installations during the bandh.

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