Patna: With Lok Sabha polls around the corner, half a dozen Bihar politicians and some police officers are on the hit list of Maoists, police said Wednesday.
The Intelligence Bureau has asked the Bihar Police to tighten its security in view of the Maoist threat.
"Intelligence Bureau has cautioned the state police that Maoists may target some leaders and police officers either ahead of polls or during the polls," an officer at the police headquarters here said.
According to the officer, ruling Janata Dal-United MP from Munger Rajiv Ranjan Singh alias Lalaln Singh, who is contesting the polls, Bihar assembly Speaker Uday Narain Choudhary, who is contesting from Jamui seat as a JD-U candidate and BJP legislator Prem Ranjan Patel are on the hit list of the Maoists.
Jamui is considered a Maoist stronghold.