The city police are making tight security arrangements to ensure that no untoward incident takes place during the Babri Masjid anniversary which falls on Friday. Different organisations have given a bandh call and have asked people to observe the day as ‘black day’.

As part of the security arrangements, Rapid Action Force, Quick Response Team (QRT) and APSP personnel apart from the local police would be deployed in the South Zone, said Joint Commissioner of Police, M. Shiva Prasad, at a press conference here on Wednesday.

Around six ASPs, 13 DSPs, 70 Inspectors and 108 Sub Inspectors will also form part of the security measures. This apart, mounted police personnel and tear gas units would also be stationed at different locations. Mobile patrolling and foot patrolling parties were also being deployed.

Police pickets

Mr. Prasad said police pickets would be posted at all sensitive places as a precautionary measures and a vigil would be kept on the movement of persons with a communal history. The police asked people not to believe in rumours and maintain peace.

A sizeable number of policemen in civilian clothes would also be deployed around Charminar to monitor the movement of people during the Friday prayers. Meanwhile, a few educational institutions in the south of the city have declared a holiday on Friday as a precautionary measure.


  • RAF, QRT, APSP personnel to be deployed, mounted police and tear gas units be stationed at different locations

  • Six ASPs, 13 DSPs, 70 Inspectors and 108 Sub Inspectors to also form part of security measures