Ranchi: Security has been beefed up in Maoist-affected districts of Jharkhand as the CPI (Maoist’s) "martyrdom week" began on Saturday.
Every year, the Maoists under the banner of the People's Liberation Guerrilla Army observe the week from December 2 to 8, but this time they are observing it this week to coincide with ideologue Koteswar Rao alias Kishanji’s first death anniversary on November 24, police sources said.
Security forces have been asked to man railway tracks, mobile towers, government structures and other important places in Maoist-affected districts as the red rebels are known to strike these areas during their "anti-people" agitations, a senior police officer said here.
On November 19, the Centre had asked all Maoist-affected states, including Jharkhand, to step up anti-Maoist operations as the Maoists were planning to intensify their offensive during the week to observe the first death anniversary of Kishenji.


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