New Delhi: Home Minister P Chidambaram Tuesday
took stock of the security situation in the country and directed all concerned to ensure peace after the Supreme Court dismissed the plea for deferment of verdict on Ayodhya case.
Chidambaram reviewed the security measures in the wake of
the apex court paving the way for the Allahabad High Court to
deliver its judgement in the 60-year-old Ramjanambhoomi-Babri
Masjid title suit.
The Home Minister also visited his Ministry`s Control Room
and Integrated Operations Centre and reviewed its functioning.
The meeting was attended by top Home Ministry officials
and chief of Intelligence agencies.
The Home Ministry has identified 32 sensitive locations
across the country -- four of them in Uttar Pradesh -- where
there is a potential to "evoke sharp reactions" following the
verdict and asked states to be fully alert.
The Centre is keeping ready paramilitary forces at some
strategic locations, closer to airports, for immediate
deployment in the places of trouble anywhere in the country.
The Home Ministry has already prepared a contingency plan
to deal with any situation arising out of the Allahabad High
At a separate meeting to review the Commonwealth Games
security, which was also attended by Cabinet Secretary K M
Chandrasekhar besides others, Chidambaram took stock of the
steps being taken to ensure foolproof measures in the Games
venues, the Games village as well as the national capital.