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Naxal threat: Three UP districts put on alert

Three UP districts put on alert

Varanasi, July 2 (PTI): The naxal-infested districts of Chandauli, Mirzapur and Sonebhadra in Uttar Pradesh have been put on a state of high alert in view of the insurgent attack in Rohtas district of Bihar on Saturday, police sources said today.

The Inspector General of Police (IGP), Varanasi Range, Kashmir Singh issued directives to the police chiefs of these districts bordering Bihar. Singh has asked them to put in place tight security arrangements to avert any naxal attack and foil infiltration of the insurgents from the neighbouring state, sources said.

He has also asked the police to intensify patrolling.

Meanwhile, the railway authorities of Mughalsarai division in neighbouring Chandauli district have also stepped up security along the Mughalsarai-Patna and Mughalsarai-Howrah sections. Vigil is also being maintained at the tracks to prevent sabotage by the naxalites, railway sources said.

Ultras killed 13 persons and injured several others when they raided a police station and a picket in Rohtas district.

The Hindu

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posted by Resistance 7/03/2007 12:04:00 PM,

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