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U.P. steps up vigil along border

LUCKNOW, FEB. 4. The Uttar Pradesh Government has stepped up its vigil in the bordering areas of Nepal to thwart any attempt by Maoist rebels to infiltrate, following imposition of emergency in the neighbouring Himalayan kingdom earlier this week.

The State Government officials are in constant touch with the Central intelligence officials and other counterparts in Delhi on a day-to-day basis to assess the situation.

The State Principal Secretary (Home), Alok Sinha, said here today that all precautions were being taken following apprehensions that the rebels might enter the Indian side. "The Royal Army could increase its pressure on the rebels who are against the monarchy there," he explained.

While the Special Services Bureau (SSB) is deployed as the first line of security on the U.P.-Nepal border, the state police was also doing its bit as the second line of security.

In U.P. seven districts share border with Nepal and the SSB has over 100 check points with 10 battalion spread over 700 kilometers of border with the neighbouring country.

"We have not seen any unusual movement in the bordering areas till now but there is no let up in the security arrangements by the State or Centre," the Home Secretary added.

Meanwhile, police sources from the bordering districts maintained that infiltration of maoists and political leaders into the Indian side could not be ruled out. -- UNI

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