Kolkata: Fearing a backlash in the wake of top Maoist leader Kishenji’s encounter, the West Bengal police have maintained a tight vigil in the state.

In the recent past, Maoist groups have sounded several alerts and keeping them in mind the state police have beefed up the security of VVIPs, police stations, police camps, railway stations and railway tracks as well.

Meanwhile, outlawed CPI (Maoist) on Sunday alleged that Kishenji was murdered and termed the encounter as fake and called for a two-day Bharat bandh on December 4-5 in protest.

People's War Group (PWG) all set to celebrate its foundation day in the first week of December has always tried to mark the big day by executing a major violent activity, which is also a form of tribute to their killed companions also treated as martyrs.  

However, according to the information available with the investigating agencies contingent of Maoists are being called from Orissa, Jharkhand and Chhattisgarh. Following which the security of the state bordering areas has also been tightened up.

JPN/ Bureau