Judges’ security tightened before Ayodhya verdict

Security of the Allahabad High Court and the three judges who are to deliver the judgement in the sensitive Ayodhya title suit has been stepped up by the Uttar Pradesh government ahead of the verdict.

Lucknow: Security of the Allahabad High
Court and the three judges who are to deliver the judgement in
the sensitive Ayodhya title suit has been stepped up by the
Uttar Pradesh government ahead of the verdict.

"Security at the Allahabad High Court, its Lucknow bench
and the three judges has been enhanced keeping in view the
September 24 judgement," Additional Director General (Law and
Order) Brijlal told reporters here.

Asked whether of one of the three judges have written a
letter to the government demanding additional security,
Secretary Home Deepak Kumar said "It is a security matter and
such communication is a routine."

"One platoon of PAC (about 20 personnel) and five CRPF
personnel have been deployed at the residences of all the
three judges, an escort and pilot car and one PSO each have
also been provided to them," Brijlal said.

A deputy SP rank officer has been made in-charge of the
judges security, he added.

The ADG said for security of the high court bench here, 1
superintendent of police, 6 additional SP, 22 deputy SP, 144
sub-inspectors, 104 head constables, 807 constables and 2
companies of PAC (about 200 personnel) have been deployed.

This would be in addition to central forces CRPF and RPF,
he said.

For Allahabad High Court, he said 2 additional SP, 16
deputy SP, 6 inspectors, 30 sub-inspectors, 200 constables,
besides four companies of PAC have been deployed.

On the administrative front, 6 additional district
magistrates and 20 sub-divisional magistrates have been posted
in the city, while 1 ADM and 15 SDMs have been posted in
Allahabad to keep an eye on the situation, Brijlal said.

Besides this, water cannon, fire tender, tear gas, close
circuit cameras, anti-sabotage teams will also be made
available, he said.

-PTI

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