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Ayodhya verdict: Tight security vigil in Delhi

delhi Updated: Oct 01, 2010 01:32 IST

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Delhi Police on Thursday kept a tight vigil over the city to ensure that no untoward incident take place in the wake of Allahabad High Court verdict on Ayodhya issue.

All the police stations in the city were on high alert, a senior police official said.

"Elaborate arrangements have been made. Our men are on alert. Already we are on a state of high alert as the Commonwealth Games is being held in the city," he said.

The official said the security arrangement made for the Games in itself were useful in preventing any incidents arising out of the verdict on the Ayodhya issue.

The reserve battalions of Delhi Police were deployed for maintaining law and order across the city.

The RSS headquarters at Jhandewala wore the look of a security fortress with snippers deployed on rooftops.

Journalists who went for a press conference of RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat had to undergo thorough security checking.

"A two-tier security ring was thrown out at the RSS office," the official said.

Many shops in the busy Chandni Chowk market were closed before the court pronounced the verdict.

Apparently fearing trouble, many multi-national companies closed down their operations by three pm and allowed their employees to go home.