Tight Security in West Bengal

Security has been beefed up in and around the city for Saturday’s I-Day festivities, with large number of plainclothesmen deployed and unmanned aerial vehicles being used for surveillance.

Published: 15th August 2015 03:23 AM  |   Last Updated: 15th August 2015 03:23 AM   |  A+A-

KOLKATA:With hand-written posters by “Maoists appearing in some parts of the city on Independence Day eve, security has been beefed up in and around the city for Saturday’s I-Day festivities, with large number of plainclothesmen deployed and unmanned aerial vehicles being used for surveillance.

Posters by the Maoists against the ruling Trinamool Congress and calling to avenge the killing of Manjulla Koteswara Rao alias Kishenji, a Maoist leader from Andhra Pradesh,  who was in charge of West Bengal, were found in the Eastern precincts of the city.

Maoist posters were also detected at Salboni in Jhargram near Belpahari, which, according to intelligence agencies, was the target of the militants. The police sounded a red alert all over the state.   

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