Ahead of the Supreme Court verdict in the Ayodhya case, Mumbai Police PRO Pranay Ashok on Saturday, November 9, said more than 5,000 cameras are installed in Mumbai for surveillance. Apart from the cameras, he added that 40,000 police across Mumba, in the form of RCP (Riot Control Police), Law&Order reserves, special forces such as SRPF and RAF, have been deployed at strategic locations He also mentioned that the police will monitor the situation from their control room and will also deploy drones for surveillance. The long wait for the Ayodhya case verdict will come to an end on Saturday. According to the information given by the additional registrar of the Supreme Court, the apex court will be delivering its final verdict on November 9 at 10:30 am.
Pranay Ashok, PRO Mumbai Police: More than 5000 cameras are already installed for city surveillance, we will monitor with the help of the feed coming in at our control room. We will also deploy our drone units as per the situation. https://t.co/xk5ynBcsxX— ANI (@ANI) November 8, 2019
Earlier, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis has also appealed to people to maintain peace and urged them to respect the Supreme Court verdict in the Ramjanmbhoomi-Babri Masjid dispute. "Everyone should respect the Supreme Court decision regarding Ram Mandir. Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis has appealed for peace and restraint," he tweeted.
Over 40,000 Mumbai police personnel will be deployed at strategic locations and strict vigil will be kept through CCTV cameras and drones in view of the verdict in the communally-sensitive case. "The police will keep a tab on social media to ensure than misinformation and hatred are not spread there, Mumbai Police PRO Pranay Ashok said. Maharashtra Cyber Department and Directorate General of Information and Public relations (DGIPR) are keeping a close eye on social media to curb rumour-mongering.
"We are fully prepared for the situation arising after the Ayodhya verdict. We have appealed everyone not to indulge in any kind of rumour-mongering," Maharashtra Cyber department chief Special IG Brijesh Singh told ANI. He said the department will soon issue a Whatsapp number to report any kind of fake news or provocative messages. "We have an in-house team which is keeping a close watch on social media posts related to the issue," Singh said.
(with ANI inputs)