All eyes on SC verdict

Section 144 has been imposed in the district till Dec 10 in anticipation of the verdict & the administration is ready to deal with any kind of situation.

New Delhi: The meeting between Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi with Uttar Pradesh Chief Secretary Rajendra Kumar Tiwari and state DGP Om Prakash Singh was convened to discuss about the implications of the expected verdict of the Ayodhya title suit on the law and order situation that may arise in Ayodhya and other sensitive areas in the state, sources said on Friday.

The officials briefed the Chief Justice about the preparedness in handling the law and order situation after the Ayodhya verdict. They also said that the administration is ready to deal with all kinds of situation in all districts of the state, sources said. The CJI asked officials to take all necessary steps and ensure that no untoward incident takes place in any place in Uttar Pradesh post-Ayodhya verdict, they added.

The meeting took place for a little more than an hour to discuss the law and order situation in Ayodhya, sources further said.

Security arrangements have been beefed up in various parts of Uttar Pradesh, especially in Ayodhya district, in order to maintain law and order before and after the expected judgment in the Ayodhya case. Section 144 has been imposed in the district till December 10 in anticipation of the verdict in the matter.

Ahead of judgment by the SC regarding Ayodhya matter, Delhi Police said that all necessary arrangements will be made to ensure safety of religious places. “Delhi Police is planning elaborate police arrangements & all precautionary measures will be taken. Necessary arrangements will be made to ensure the security of religious places. Field formations will remain in contact with stakeholders and meetings will be conducted with ‘aman committees’ comprising the respectables from different communities,” Police said.

Security arrangements beefed up by administration

Security has been heightened ahead of verdict in the Ayodhya title dispute case. UP CM Yogi Adityanath held a video conference with all DMs & senior officials directing them to crack down on those trying to disrupt peace. “The entire world is looking at India so we should be restrained in our reaction to verdict,” Swami Chakrapani, Prez, All India Hindu Mahasabha said.