Strict security before the anniversary of the demolition of Babri Masjid

AYODHYA: Just one month after the Supreme Court Verdict henceforth, the police are on high alert for the 27th anniversary of the Babri Masjid demolition, which falls on December 6.

Security is strict in the temple city and a senior official said the arrangements are similar to those plan they had devised for November 9 , the day the apex court pronounced verdict on the Ramjanmabhoomi- Babri Masjid land dispute.

The security plan for December 6 will be a continuation of the plan we had devised for November 9, the Additional Director General of Police (Law and Order) PV Ramasastry told PTI, adding that the precautions they took were the same They had adopted. on the day of judgment

Ayodhya's SSP, Ashish Tiwari, said the entire district had been divided into four zones, 10 sectors and 14 subsectors.

The area is headed by an additional police superintendent, while the sector is run by an assistant police superintendent. The subsectors are served by SHO level police officers, he said, adding that intensive controls were under way. carried out.

Up to 78 sandbag posts have been established with armed police there. Barriers have been established to control traffic. Up to 269 police pickets have been in sensitive areas, Tiwari said.

The SSP added that 305 troublemakers had been identified and actions were being initiated against them.

In addition to this, nine rapid response teams have been deployed.

To combat any emergency situation, five arrest groups were formed in addition to 10 temporary prisons, he said, adding that anti-sabotage teams were checking hotels, dharamshalas and other public places.

He said people had been appealed to immediately inform the police about any suspicious activity or people.

The public had also been asked not to be a victim of rumors and to maintain harmony, he said.

Emphasis has been placed on confidence-building measures, the SSP said, adding that they had contacted saints, merchants and academics about it.