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Securitymen at Ayodhya to undergo medical exam

The order comes following the death of a policeman at the disputed Ram Janambhoomi-Babri Masjid site.
None | By Press Trust of India, Ayodhya
PUBLISHED ON JUL 26, 2006 12:56 AM IST

A thorough medical examination of all those deployed on security duty at the disputed Ram Janambhoomi Temple-Babri Mosque site in Ayodhya has been ordered following the death of a policeman after falling from a watch tower.

A policeman Mohan Singh fell while climbing the watch tower and died on Sunday and now efforts were on to ensure that all security personnel in the acquired land were in good shape, RN Tripathi, Commissioner of Faizabad and also the receiver of the acquired land, said on Tuesday.

A team of doctors, to be constituted by the chief medical officer, would visit the acquired land on a particular day and examine all those deployed there, Tripathi said, adding this exercise was aimed at ensuring that such incidents were not repeated and all personnel were in sound health.

During the past one year, three security personnel deployed in the acquired land have died on duty leading to concerns over their state of health.

A total of 1200 security men, including a superintendent of police, three deputy superintendent of police, three inspectors, 72 sub inspectors, 25 head constables and 155 constables have been deployed on security duty besides 12 companies of PAC and five companies of CRPF. Two magistrates were also deployed.

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