Patna: An alert has been sounded in Sonepur Railway Division of East Central Railway in the wake of intelligence reports that Maoists might target railway stations on Republic Day.

According to intelligence inputs received by the RPF in Samastipur, Maoists might target railway stations on Republic Day, particularly Karpoori Gram station in Bihar's Samastipur district.

"We are maintaining an alert in the division. Tight security arrangements have been made to protect all vital installations", the sources said.

The RPF had received threats from CPI (Maoist) Sub-zonal commander Kamleshwari Thakur alias Ranjit, area commander Rakesh alias Bihari and Women squad commander Shila, the sources said. 

(Agencies)