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New Delhi: The Union Home Ministry has okayed construction of 85 anti-Naxalite police stations in Bihar. This is the largest number of such police stations approved by the Centre for any state.
Funds for setting up these police stations have also been allotted. A total of 30 out of 40 districts (two police districts) in Bihar are Naxalite-hit.
As many as 374 police stations in Bihar are located in Maoist-affected areas. Of these 347 are in rural areas and the remaining 27 are in urban areas.
The construction of the anti-Naxalite police stations would be completed within two years from now.