Under assault from Maoists, the West Bengal government
Sunday said it would spend Rs 7.5 crores to revamp security in and around 30
police stations across three rebel-dominated districts in the state.
'We have decided to revamp security arrangements in all 30 police station areas
of West Midnapore, Bankura and Purulia district. We'll strengthen these police
stations with additional forces and will also provide special training to the
police personnel so that they can combat any sudden Maoist attack in future,'
state Home Secretary Ardhendu Sen told reporters here.
He said the government would also put up concrete walls to fence off these
police stations areas.
'Special training would be given to these police personnel who will be posted
across these 30 police stations areas. The training would be imparted to
enhance their alertness,' Sen said, adding the government has already
identified all these police stations that will have security beef-up.
Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee Sunday convened an emergency meeting at
the state secretariat Writers' Buildings to asses the security situation in
Maoist-affected areas in the state.
Apart from Sen, the meeting was attended by Chief Secretary Ashok Mohan
Chakraborty, state Director General of Police Bhupindar Singh, Kolkata Police
Commissioner Gautam Mohan Chakraborty, Inspector General of Police (Law and
Order) Surajit Kar Purakayastha and many other senior state police officials.