New Delhi: In view of the high level meeting of Maoists, which is slated to be held this year, the Home Ministry has directed the law enforcement agencies to beef up security arrangements in the Naxal affected areas.

In a letter to the Director General of Police (DGPs) in the naxal affected states, the Ministry has asked them to remain alert and keep a tab on the Naxal movements.

A senior official from the ministry said that the Maoists are mulling over to hold a high level meeting in Jharkhand. However, there is a probability to change the venue, he added.

Notably, the Maoist holds such meeting once in a five year. Important decisions including election and appointment of new Polit bureau and central committee members are taken during the meeting.

Sources said the meeting will be very crucial for the Maoists as most of the key positions in the committees are vacant following several arrests and encounters of the Naxal heads in the recent past.

This will be moreover, a golden chance for the security agencies to arrest the Naxal leaders, sources said.

The meeting of Maoists was earlier held in 2007 in Munger district of Bihar.

JPN/Bureau