Bhubaneswar: Orissa government on Wednesday sounded
an alert across the state ahead of the Allahabad High Court
verdict on the Babri Masjid-Ramjanmabhoomi title suit
tomorrow, officials said.
"We have directed all district magistrates and
Superintendent of Police to remain alert to the situation,"
Chief minister Naveen Patnaik told reporters here.
The government had identified sensitive places and
additional police force were being deployed there, he said.
"We have directed the district administrations to deal
with situations firmly," Home Secretary U N Behera said.
Though Orissa remained peaceful even during the riots in
1992 after the Ayodhya demolition, the government did not want
to take any chance this time, a senior official said.
Among the places identified as sensitive were Bhadrak,
Balasore, Kendrapara, Jajpur, officials said.