TAMIL NADU

Police gearing to meet any eventuality

CHENNAI DEC. 4. With only two days left for the anniversary of the `Babri Masjid demolition', the police have been geared to maintain law and order and prevent any untoward incident.

Detailing the arrangements, the Additional Director-General of Police, Headquarters, V. Balachandran, said the range DIGs and district SPs have been alerted on the imminent threats.

Intensive checking was being done at railway stations.

Religious places would be guarded.

Open line patrolling of railway lines had been organised. Police pickets would be posted in ``communally hypersensitive areas''.

With a view to preventing communal and anti-social elements pasting provocative posters, night patrolling would be done. ``A close watch would be kept on known communal and anti-social elements''.

The Swift Action Force in the districts and Commissionerates would be kept in readiness.

Asked whether the State had asked for central paramilitary forces for bandobust, he said the police could manage on its own.

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