The court cited the provision of the law that dealt with cognizable offence (for which arrest can be made without warrant). Petitioners' counsel said they had been detained without assigning any reason, which was in violation of the fundamental rights. Saints of Ayodhya have threatened to launch a jail-bharo stir if sadhus weren't released immediately.
Meanwhile, Ayodhya showed signs of normalcy on Monday. The park in which the VHP had announced plans to hold protests looked deserted as district magistrate VK Dwivedi and senior SP KB Singh ensured it remained out of bounds for the saffron brigade.