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Bengaluru police takes precautionary measures ahead of Ayodhya

Press Trust of India  |  Bengaluru 

With the Ayodhya verdict expected soon, elaborate precautionary measures have been taken in the city to prevent any untoward incident, a top police official said on Thursday.

Paramilitary and Rapid Action Force personnel would also be deployed on security duty, Bengaluru PoliceCommissioner Bhaskar Rao said.

Rao said he had held a series of meetings with the senior officers of the department and would soon convene one with deputycommissioners of police.

"All precautionary measures have been taken. All the officers will be available. There will be deployment of paramilitary forces and Rapid Action Force," he told reporters here.

As part of goodwill-building measures, meetings were held with the various groups of minority and majority community appealing to them to maintain calm.

"All of them have agreed to abide and respect the judgment of the court," he added.

Rao said the leaders agreed that they will not express their disappointment or celebrate the verdict by means of procession or fire crackers or throwing of colours at each other.

There will be no sloganeering to express their views, he added.

"We are here to build confidence to keep Bengaluru safe in the best possible manner," he said.

A five-judge Constitution bench led by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi had on October 16 reserved its judgement in the Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid title dispute case. The verdict is expected before Justice Gogoi retires on November 17.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Thu, November 07 2019. 17:45 IST
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