Andhra Pradesh

Police cautions people against fake news ahead of Ayodhya verdict

Plea for sanity: SP Fakeerappa Kaginelli addressing a peace meeting in Kurnool on Wednesday.

Plea for sanity: SP Fakeerappa Kaginelli addressing a peace meeting in Kurnool on Wednesday.  

Respect Supreme Court’s judgment, SP tells people

With the Ayodhya verdict around the corner, district Superintendent of Police Fakeerappa Kaginelli held a peace conference with religious leaders in the city on Wednesday.

Speaking at the meet, Dr. Kaginelli said, “The country and the State is put on high alert due to the verdict. It is important that everyone respect the decision taken by the Supreme Court in the case. Kurnool has been a symbol for communal harmony and we should ensure that peace prevails in the district.”

He said that three similar conferences have been held in Nandyal, Adoni and Kurnool.

Dr. Fakeerappa cautioned people against fake news being circulated on social media and appealed everyone to be alert and also raise awareness among the youth. “The special branch police are keeping a tab on the anti-social elements spreading fake news,” he added.

‘No celebrations’

He also told the people present to not celebrate the verdict irrespective of the top court’s judgement.

Later, he detailed the police deployment in the district and said that security has been beefed up at places of worship. “Security would also be given to persons who face threats,” said Dr. Fakeerappa.

Talking about CCTV cameras in the city, he said that ₹30 lakh was taken from MP Local Area Development Scheme (LADS) funds to set up 400 new CCTV cameras. “There are 2,500 CCTV cameras set up across the district. We are also setting up a CCTV camera control room,” he added.

Representatives of Vishwa Hindu Parishad, Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh, and other Hindu and Muslim religious leaders were present in the meeting.

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