Posted on December 5, 2019, 4:56 PM IST
Its been only over a month since the historic verdict declared by the Supreme Court on the Ayodhya dispute, however, police remain on high alert for the 27th anniversary of the Babri Masjid demolition, which happens to fall on December 6.
Security has been tightened in the temple town, a senior Uttar Pradesh Police official mentioned that the arrangements are comparable to the plan they had devised for November 9, the day the apex court pronounced verdict on the Ramjanmabhoomi-Babri Masjid land dispute.
Elaborating further he said, "The security plan for December 6 will be a continuation of the plan we had devised for November 9," Additional Director General of Police (Law and Order) PV Ramasastry briefed the press. Ayodhya SSP Ashish Tiwari said the entire district had been divided into four zones, 10 sectors and 14 sub-sectors.
"The zone is headed by an additional superintendent of police, while the sector is looked after by a deputy superintendent of police. The sub-sectors are taken care of by SHO-level police officials," he said, adding that thorough checking was being carried out.
"As many as 78 sand bag posts have been established with armed policemen posted there. Barriers have been put in place to control traffic. As many as 269 police pickets have been in sensitive areas," Tiwari said.The SSP added that 305 troublemakers had been branded and legal action was being initiated against them. Apart from this, nine quick response teams have been deployed.
"To combat any emergency situation, five arresting parties have been formed in addition to 10 temporary jails," he said, adding that anti-sabotage teams were checking hotels, dharamshalas and other public places.
He also said that people have been made to straight away inform police about any doubtful activity or miscreant groups. The public had also been asked not to fall prey to any religious rumour mongering and maintain peace, he said. "Stress has been laid on confidence-building measures," the SSP said, adding that they had contacted saints, traders and academics in this regards.