An alert has been sounded in the Eastern and East Central Railway (ECR) zones after intelligence inputs suggested entry of Taliban-trained suicide squads into Bihar and in metropolises like Kolkata, official sources said on Monday.
Senior Divisional Security Commissioner of the Railway Protection Force of East Central Railway NK Sinha in a note to superintendents of railway police in Bihar, informed of the inputs suggesting infiltration by suicide squads into Bihar and metropolitan cities including Kolkata, they said.
"We have sounded an alert and special attention is being paid to guard vital installations in the wake of the inputs about possible attacks by Taliban-trained suicide squads," they said.
The copies of the letter were available with superintendents of Indian railway police at Patna, Bhojpur, Buxar, Jehanabad, Nawada, Gaya, Nalanda, Lakhisarai, Jamui and Begusarai.