The district administration has been put on high alert ahead of the Allahabad High Court’s verdict on the Ayodhya dispute on Thursday.
Special commandos, trained by the Provincial Arms Constabulary and National Security Guard, have been deployed at various places across the district.
A team of 40 NSG-trained commandoes has been deployed to tackle any law
and order threats in the communally sensitive district, which has a mixed population of around 40 lakh, officials said.
In all, 895 temples, 519 mosques, and 57 other religious places have been identified and security personnel have been deployed, officials added.
Police officials have also roped in the civil defence officials besides 1,430 special police officers (SPOs) and around 22,000 arms license holders
to help tackle any emergency situation.
“We have made every possible arrangement to maintain law and order after Thursday’s court decision. A number of anti-social elements have been identified and we will even impose National Security Act (NSA) if they are found to be disturbing peace in the area,” SSP Raghubir Lal said.
In all, 578 hardcore communal elements have been identified and police are keeping a strict watch on their activities, including scanning of mobile SMSes.
“We have also deployed four quick reaction teams at several areas and commandoes are keeping a strict vigil in sensitive areas,” the SSP said.
For the past few days, the entire police force, including senior police officials, have patrolling the “sensitive” areas.