Supreme Court is likely to pronounce judgement at 10:30 am in the morning. (Photo Credit: PTI)
The Supreme Court will deliver its verdict in the politically sensitive case of Ram Janmbhoomi-Babri Masjid land dispute in Ayodhya. The top court is likely to pronounce judgement at 10:30 am in the morning.
A 5-judge Constitution bench, headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi, had reserved the judgement on October 16 after marathon hearing of 40 days.
Earlier today, the Chief Justice of India held a meeting with Uttar Pradesh chief secretary and director general of police and took stock of security arrangements ahead of the verdict to be pronounced next week in the politically-sensitive Ayodhya land dispute case, sources said.
They said the meeting was held in the chamber of CJI for around one hour during which UP Chief Secretary Rajendra Kumar Tiwari and DGP Om Prakash Singh apprised him about the security arrangements made to maintain law and order in the state.
No further detail about the deliberations was made available.
Meanwhile, multi-layered security arrangements have been put in place in the temple town of Ayodhya with drones being used to monitor the situation ahead of the judgment.
Be it the area near the Ramjanmabhoomi police station, "karyashala" of Ram Janmabhoomi Nyas or other parts of the town, policemen could be seen checking two-wheelers.
Elaborating on the security arrangements, Additional Director General of Police (Law and Order) PV Ramasastry told PTI, "Adequate forces have been provided to Ayodhya and all sensitive districts of the state in good measure. The force has been sufficiently strengthened in terms of CAPF and PAC companies."
He said not only their number had been increased but the efficiency of the deployed forces was also being improved for the past two months by giving them better equipment and training.
Apart from this, senior officers were also involved in planning, he said.
When asked whether drone cameras will be used for monitoring purposes, Ramasastry said, "Drone cameras are being used in the preparatory phase so that the deployment of the forces can be planned correctly."
He said drone cameras would also be used to closely monitor vulnerable spots and rooftops to prevent the accumulation of stones.