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Rail security ramped up following Maoist attack

Statesman News Service |

RAMPURHAT, 14 JUNE: Railway police conveyed a meeting with district police to increase security at Rampurhat this morning following the Maoist attack at Jamui in Bihar. The meeting was conducted by the Howrah Superintendent of Railway Police Mr Milan Kanti Das.
Decisions have been taken to beef up police patrolling in Bihar- and Jharkhand-bound trains as well as to set up a comprehensive CCTV monitoring system. “A large number of trains pass through Rampurhat station going to Bihar and Jharkhand. So we are planning to increase the security in this route,” said Mr. Das, SRP, Howrah.
Apart from other senior railway police officers, the SDPO, Rampurhat, Mr. Debasish Nandy, and the officers-in-charge of adjoining police stations attended the meeting.  “We are planning to set up a CCTV and complete metal detector system in Rampurhat station. This is a very important station on this route. In an average 1.5 lakh people travel through this station every day,” added Mr. Das.
Railway police have decided to increase the number of security personnel guarding trains heading towards Bihar and Jharkhand.
“However, lack of force is a problem for us. We are trying to resolve the problem,” added Mr. Das. sns