Security beefed up in Gujarat ahead of Ayodhya verdict

Last Updated: Tuesday, September 21, 2010 - 23:21

Ahmedabad: Security has been beefed across Gujarat and all senior police officers have been directed to stay on guard ahead of the September 24 verdict on the Ayodhya
title suit by the Allahabad High Court.

A top police official on Tuesday said that the steps have been taken in view of the Central advisory to states, particularly sensitive Uttar Pradesh, Gujarat, Maharashtra and Karnataka, to give "top most priority" in beefing up security to deal with any law and order problem that may arise after the verdict.

"Additional police forces, including rapid action forces (RAF) and state reserve police (SRP), have been deployed in major cities especially in sensitive areas," ADGP (Law and
Order) Sudhir Sinha said here.

"All city police commissioners and district SPs have been asked to stay on guard for September 24. Checking for terrorists and communal activities are on in different parts
of the state," he said.
According to Sinha, searches of vehicles at inter-state borders have been intensified.
He said that all public places like malls, multiplexes, and theatres have been asked to intensify the security and install CCTV cameras.

"We have also instructed the banks to have CCTV cameras installed," he added.


First Published: Tuesday, September 21, 2010 - 23:21
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