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Bihar jails on high alert

All jails in Bihar have been put on high alert amid intelligence reports that outlawed CPI (Maoist) may carry out a Jehanabad style of operation.

In that operation the Maoists had freed more than 300 inmates.

Inspector General (Prisons) Sandip Paundrik said district magistrates and superintendents of police have been asked to beef up security of jails under their jurisdiction.

Extra vigil was being kept in Gaya, Beur, Jehanabad, Masaurhi, Motihari, Jamui, Bagh, Begusarai, Bettiah and Sitamarhi jails.

Several maoists, including their self-styled commanders, zonal commanders and area commanders are lodged at these jails.

Paundrik said there was proposal for shifting some top Naxalite leaders to other jails.

During the daring attack in Jehanabad jail in 2005, the Maoists had also killed three security personnel and supporters of rival Ranvir Sena, a private militia of landlords.

The decision came close on the heels of an attack on a police station in Rohtas district on Saturday in which nine people, including five policemen, were killed and several weapons looted.

NDTV

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posted by Resistance 7/07/2007 10:39:00 PM,

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