Security for judges tightened ahead of Ayodhya verdict

"Security at the Allahabad High Court, its Lucknow bench and the three judges has been enhanced keeping in view the September 24 judgement," Additional Director General (Law and Order) Brijlal told reporters here.

Asked whether of one of the three judges have written a letter to the government demanding additional security, Secretary Home Deepak Kumar said "It is a security matter and such communication is a routine."
"One platoon of PAC (about 20 personnel) and five CRPF personnel have been deployed at the residences of all the three judges, an escort and pilot car and one PSO each have also been provided to them," Brijlal said.

A deputy SP rank officer has been made in-charge of the judges security, he added.
The ADG said for security of the high court bench here, 1 superintendent of police, 6 additional SP, 22 deputy SP, 144 sub-inspectors, 104 head constables, 807 constables and 2 companies of PAC (about 200 personnel) have been deployed.
This would be in addition to central forces CRPF and RPF, he said.

For Allahabad High Court, he said 2 additional SP, 16 deputy SP, 6 inspectors, 30 sub-inspectors, 200 constables, besides four companies of PAC have been deployed.
On the administrative front, 6 additional district magistrates and 20 sub-divisional magistrates have been posted in the city, while 1 ADM and 15 SDMs have been posted in Allahabad to keep an eye on the situation, Brijlal said.

Besides this, water cannon, fire tender, tear gas, close circuit cameras, anti-sabotage teams will also be made available, he said.

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