Ahead of Ayodhya Verdict, UP Chief Secretary-DGP Meet CJI Gogoi

NEW DELHI/LUCKNOW || Uttar Pradesh chief secretary Rajendra Kumar Tiwari and director general of police (DGP) OP Singh met the Chief Justice of India, Ranjan Gogoi in New Delhi on Friday. The top UP officials were summoned by the CJI days before the apex court is expected to pronounce the verdict on the long-simmering Ram Janma Bhoomi-Babri Mosque issue.

Officials said both the top bureaucrat and the state’s police chief apprised Gogoi of the state of preparedness of security agencies and the security set up in the state ahead of the Ayodhya verdict, which is expected to come anytime before November 15, the last day of the outgoing Chief Justice who headed a five-judge bench on the matter.

The Uttar Pradesh government has already set a massive security set up in the state and more than 3000 para-military troopers have been sent to the temple town of Ayodhya.

Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath took a marathon meeting on the issue on Thursday night where he deliberated with top officials on the preparedness of his government. Two choppers have also been ordered to be stationed in the state capital Lucknow and Ayodhya in case of any eventuality.

Peace committees have met in almost all districts, towns and villages where officials and veterans have exhorted people to maintain calm, whatever be the verdict.

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