Lucknow, Nov 8: The Uttar Pradesh government is all set to deal with any untoward situation that might arise in the aftermath of the verdict in the Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid land dispute case in Ayodhya and a foolproof security plan has been devised for the temple town to avoid any untoward situation.
The Uttar Pradesh government will deploy helicopters on stand by in the temple town Ayodhya and capital Lucknow, in case a need arises on the day of the verdict.
Ahead of the Supreme Court verdict, UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath had already held a video conference with all the District Magistrates and senior officials directing them to crack down on those trying to disrupt peace. He directed the officers to operate a 24x7 master control room to keep a tab on the situation at all times.
The chief minister also directed the officials to stay alert and pro-active at all times and the peace committee must hold meetings at all times.
A total of 153 companies of security forces, comprising of central police forces, Provincial Armed Constabulary, Rapid Action Force and Uttar Pradesh Police will be deployed in Ayodhya. Of these, a large number of security forces have already started reaching the city.
The administration has made a three-tier security arrangement for the temple town in view of the Ayodhya verdict. The first phase was implemented from October 15, the second phase has been implemented from November 1, while the third phase will come into force a few days before the verdict.