Tight security in TN ahead of Babri demolition day

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Chennai, Dec 5 (UNI) As many as one lakh police personnel were being deployed as part of the thick security cover across Tamil Nadu in view of the Babri Masjid Demolition anniversary tomorrow.

Leaving no stone unturned, the state police was maintaining a strict vigil round-the-clock. As several Muslim organisations were gearing up to observe the demolition anniversary by staging demonstrations and fasts, security had been strengthened, police sources said.

In the city, around 16,000 policemen were deployed on duty and security had been tightened up in the Central and Egmore railway stations, with armed policemen maintaining vigil. Security was also tightened at the Kamaraj Domestic Airport and the Anna International Airport.

Belongings of passengers were being checked with the help of metal detectors. People found moving under suspicious circumstances were photographed for security purpose and interrogated. Sniffer dogs were also pressed into service at railway stations. Searches were also intensified at railway tracks with the help of the Railway Protection Force.

Adequate security have been provided to mosques and temples.

Vehicle checks and combing operations in lodges, besides police patrolling were intensified across the State.

Policemen were seen addressing the public through public address system, asking them not to touch things like transistor, torch lights and suitcases, abandoned in public places.

CCTVs were installed in eight places and senior policemen were monitoring it frequently.

UNI

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