Special vigil is being maintained across Uttar Pradesh in view of recent Naxal attacks in Chattisgarh and Jharkhand killing Congress leaders and senior police officers.
IG, Law and Order, RK Vishkarma told reporters that as three districts of the state Sonebhadra, Chandauli and Mirzapur are Maoist affected, special vigil is being maintained across the state in the wake of the recent Maoist attacks in adjoining Chattisgarh and Jharkhand.
To a question on whether there is any input relating to Maoist threats in the state, Vishkarma evading a direct reply said extra precaution was necessary as Maoists often strike at places least expected.
Special vigil across UP after Maoist attacks in Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand
In view of suspicion of Maoists' hand in the killing of a village pradhan in Ballia and with the district police reporting that about 53 villages there have naxal influence, the government has been asked to declare it (Ballia) as a sensitive district, he added.