CCTVs installed in Moradabad ahead of Ayodhya verdict

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Moradabad, Sep 26 (ANI): CCTV cameras have been installed in different parts of Moradabad district to help police keep a strict vigil, ahead of Tuesday's verdict on the Babri Masjid Ayodhya title case.

"CCTV cameras have been installed in different parts of the city. These cameras are being controlled and monitored from the nearest police station. As this system is Internet-based, higher authorities can also view the surveillance. Moreover they can also operate the cameras simply through their mouse," said B.P. Jogdand, Deputy Inspector General of Police.

"We would maintain a separate log for the CCTV recordings. All the recordings would be preserved and kept till a definite time period. Authorities can also save the required CCTV recordings through their system or laptop," he added.

The Supreme Court on Thursday deferred the Ayodhya verdict till September 28.

The apex court has sent notice to all parties involved in Ayodhya title dispute case.

Earlier on Wednesday, the apex court refused to hear a plea to defer the Ayodhya verdict that was scheduled to be delivered on September 24.

An apex court Bench refused to hear the petition filed by retired bureaucrat Ramesh Chandra Tripathi and said the matter would be taken up by another bench.

Tripathi, who had earlier lost his plea before the Allahabad High Court, approached the apex court, saying the verdict should be deferred till the end of the Commonwealth Games.

The petition also says that a large number of forces were needed to contain possible fallout as the verdict may result in communal tension, but the forces are busy in Commonwealth Games, Jammu and Kashmir and Bihar elections.

The Special Bench of the Allahabad High Court had on September 17 rejected a plea for deferment of the verdict and imposed a heavy fine on Tripathi.

The court had earlier reserved its judgment on July 26 in connection with the 60-year-old title suit.

The High Court had also imposed "exemplary costs" of Rs. 50,000 terming Tripathi's effort for an out-of-court settlement of the dispute as a "mischievous attempt".

On July 27, the court took the initiative for an amicable solution to the dispute when it called on counsel for the contending parties to go into the possibility. But no headway was made.

The demolition of the 16th century mosque triggered widespread communal riots across the country in 1992-93. (ANI)

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