Jamshedpur : In view of the upcoming Lok Sabha elections in the State, the police establishments of the three states, Orissa, West Bengal and Jharkhand have decided to set up additional check post in bordering areas.
According to information, since the three neighbouring States have been worst hit by the naxal activities, the police administrations have agreed exchange of the list of naxalites and criminals and check Maoists intrusion into Jharkhand during election time.
The decisions were taken during an important meeting held at XLRI today. Police heads from Midnapore, West Bengal, Jhargram, West Bengal, Rairangpur, Orissa and East Singhbhum and Seraikela Kharsawan participated in the meeting.
Amol V Homkar, SSP East Suinbghbhum, said that issues such as ensuring free and peaceful elections were discussed during the meeting. The police have agreed to exchange of information on movements of rebels and criminals.
He said that additional check posts would be set in bordering areas to put a check on movement of ultras. Adequate security arrangements would be made during elections to curb any untoward incidents.
“We have found that the ultras have been active in the bordering areas of Odisha, West Bengal and Jharkhand. They act in one State and easily cross and hide in another State. We have to work together especially during polls and share intelligence and records of ultras so that they could be flushed out. We are confident that we will keep a vigil on the ultras and make such arrangements that the elections would be peaceful,” said another police official.
The matters related to deployment of police and para-military forces were discussed and necessary decision was taken in view of the ensuing elections, but said that the details about the force deployment can not be shared with the media.
“We are working on initiating extensive and comprehensive measures to provide a peaceful atmosphere to the voters so that they turn up at the polling booths in large number and exercise their franchise without fear,” said NK Singh SP West Singhbhum.
According to information, since the three neighbouring States have been worst hit by the naxal activities, the police administra- tions have agreed exchange of the list of naxalites and criminals and check Maoists intrusion into Jharkhand during election time.
Jamshedpur has lost its then Parliamentarian Sunil Mahato to the bullets of naxalities and even in the bypoll, that was held subsequently to fill the vacant seat, witnessed high security in and around the Maoist infested areas of all the blocks under Ghatsila sub-division.
“The safety and security of the political leaders along with the voters is indeed a serious matter that requires much attention during the elections and district administration is working in this direction,” informed an official of East Singhbhum.