Security measures tightened ahead of Ayodhya verdict

The persons, belonging to BJP, SP, Congress and several other parties, have been summoned on the basis of a police report which stated that they could get involved in breach of peace after the verdict.

Updated: Sep 22, 2010, 17:54 PM IST

Meerut: As a precautionary measure to prevent law and order problems after the Ayodhya title suit verdict on September 24, a local court here has issued notices to 4,812 persons to appear before it, police said on Wednesday.

The persons, belonging to BJP, SP, Congress and several other parties, have been summoned on the basis of a police report which stated that they could get involved in breach of peace after the verdict.

Former BJP minister Lakshmi Kant Bajpai has questioned the basis of these notices issued to the political workers.

He said that the option of appealing to the Supreme Court after the verdict will be open to anyone who is unsatisfied.

Muslim leaders have also appealed to their community to exercise restraint and respect the judgement. They urged Muslims across the country to maintain peace and communal harmony.

Apprehending law and order problem, police administration has chalked out several security measures, which include identification of 113 places as sensitive areas and setting up of eight temporary jails.

Police also held a meeting with temple priests and maulvies to appeal for communal harmony.

PTI