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Maoists to observe ‘Black Day’ on Aug 15,security beefed up in trouble-prone areas

Bihar,Chhattisgrah,Odisha,Maharashtra and Uttar Pradesh on high alert.

Written by Press Trust Of India | New Delhi | Updated: April 8, 2014 5:59:55 pm

With the Communist party of India-Maoists observing Independence Day as a ‘Black Day’ and mobilising its cadres in insurgency-affected states,security forces will be at highest awareness in order to deal with any law and order situation that might arise tomorrow.

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In an advisory,the Home Ministry said the banned group may resort to acts of violence in Chhattisgarh,Jharkhand and Bihar,by targeting security forces and government properties,including roads,railways and telecommunication infrastructure.

The outfit may cause road blockades by felling trees in its strongholds and has planned to target security forces,and is likely to hoist black flags and banners on government buildings and other public places,take out torch light processions and distribute pamphlets against the government in its strongholds,mainly in Bihar,Chhattisgarh,Jharkhand,Odisha and Maharashtra.

Maoist jail inmates are likely to boycott the Independence Day celebrations inside jail premises

An alert has also been sounded to maintain utmost vigil in the areas of Uttar Pradesh on the Indo-Nepal border,to thwart any infiltration bid in view of Independence Day. Anti-sabotage teams have been deployed at all important places like airports and railway stations. Commandos would be deployed and security arrangements stepped up in cities and communally sensitive areas.

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