MP maintains tight vigil ahead of Ayodhya verdict

With barely a day left for the Ayodhya title suits verdict, Madhya Pradesh Government is maintaining tight vigil to ensure peace and normalcy in the state.

Last Updated: Sep 23, 2010, 14:56 PM IST

Bhopal: With barely a day left for the Ayodhya title suits verdict, Madhya Pradesh Government is maintaining tight vigil to ensure peace and normalcy in the state.

Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan is personally supervising all security arrangements in wake of the judgement slated to be pronounced tomorrow by the Allahabad High Court.

Yesterday, he did not take part in any official engagement and instead spent the day meeting officials, police and public representatives to keep a close watch on law and
order situation in the state.

Home Minister Umashanker Gupta has said the state government is determined to deal strictly with all those who try to disturb the situation following the judgement and
arrangements were made to the lowest level to ensure peace.

Chouhan said in case of any incident in any district, the Collector and the Superintendent of Police would be personally held responsible for it.

Educational institutions in the state are likely to remain closed tomorrow and Barkatuallah University has cancelled all examinations scheduled on September 24.

Memories of what happened in many parts of Madhya Pradesh after Babri Masjid demolition in December 1992 are still fresh in the minds of people resulting in large number of rumours making rounds, including that of curfew imposition in Bhopal
from tomorrow noon.

Although there is no curfew, prohibitory orders under section 144 of the CrPC are already in force here.

The Chambal IG yesterday held a meeting yesterday at Morena where officials were asked to handle any law and order situation which may arise in view of the upcoming verdict.

Apart from Chouhan, other political leaders of the state including Madhya Pradesh Congress President, Suresh Pachouri have appealed for maintaining peace.

PTI