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City on high alert in view of TRS protest

Hyderabad has been put on high alert in the wake of growing violent protests by some sections demanding creation of separate Telangana state as well as the Black Day to be observed tomorrow (December 6) in protest against the demolition of Babri Masjid at Ayodhya.

india Updated: Dec 06, 2009 02:12 IST

Hyderabad has been put on high alert in the wake of growing violent protests by some sections demanding creation of separate Telangana state as well as the Black Day to be observed tomorrow (December 6) in protest against the demolition of Babri Masjid at Ayodhya.

Hyderabad City Commissioner of Police B Prasada Rao told reporters this evening, that 50 platoons of Armed Police, few companies of Rapid Action Force and 200 civil police apart from the local force have been deployed across the city to prevent any untoward incidents.

"In view of 48-hour bandh called by TRS from the midnight and to thwart attempts by some groups to disturb communal peace and harmony in connection with the anniversary of Babri structure demolition, prohibitory orders were clamped in twin cities of Hyderabad and Secunderabad," he said.

"Precautions are in place to maintain law and order and security forces have been deployed in sensitive areas. Like we mobilised force from other districts during the Ganesh festival, we are doing the same now," Prasada Rao, said in reply to a question.

He said they were examining the video recordings to identify anti-social elements who indulged in vandalism of public properties in the city during the course of Telangana agitation.

"The situation is totally under control now," the police chief said adding that they were taking every measure to ensure peace in the state capital.