8,000 anti-socials arrested ahead of Ayodhya verdict in MP

A total of 8,000 anti-social elements have been arrested so far to maintain law and order situation, Madhya Pradesh Police IG (Law and Order) Ashok Kumar Soni told PTI.

Meanwhile, security arrangements in the state remains unchanged and further decision will be taken on it after the tomorrow's outcome on Ayodhya title suit, he said.

Police and administration in all districts are on alert to deal with any situation that may arise in view of the proposed Ayodhya verdict.

"From our side, all preparations are in place and what will happen next will be decided on the basis of what the Supreme Court says tomorrow," the IG said.

The Malwa region and some belts around Bhopal, Jabalpur and Sagar have been identified as sensitive, he said, adding additional forces were being deployed there.

The state government had asked the Centre for 50 RAF companies but it had been alloted only four, he added.

The Supreme Court will hear a petition, seeking postponing of verdict, tomorrow.

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