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Security stepped up around CJI residence, SC after Cong files petition agnst K'taka Guv's decision

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Security was beefed up tonight and a strong posse of policemen deployed on the way leading to the 5 Krishna residence of CJI Deepak Misra, after spread that the has approached the apex court against Karnataka Governor's decision to invite the BJP to form the government in the southern state.

As a midnight political drama was played out, traffic was diverted and barricades were placed at various places on the Krishna Marg, even as journalists rushed to the CJI's residence in anticipation that advocates for the party will mention the petition for urgent hearing in the case tonight itself.

One of the cops said they were only informed that some VIP movements are likely to take place and therefore, security arrangements have been made.

Security was also stepped up around the premises where the lawyers for the met the

Only one gate, i.e. Gate No E, was opened for the lawyers and court staff. The journalists were kept out.

A large number of policemen and PCR vans were seen stationed there.

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First Published: Thu, May 17 2018. 00:40 IST