Ayodhya verdict: Pune, Pimpri police appeal for peace

Security personnel in Ayodhya Wednesday, ahead of the SC verdict in the Ramjanmabhoomi-Babri Masjid case. (Express photo by Asad Rehman)

With the Ayodhya verdict due to be delivered soon, the Pune City Police and Pimpri-Chinchwad Police held meetings appealing to people to maintain law and order, avoid spreading objectionable messages on social media and refrain from falling prey to rumour-mongering.

“Meetings were held across all police stations in our jurisdiction. Leaders of different communities... and those who are part of various committees at the police stations were called. As the verdict on the Ayodha issue is expected in coming days, we have appealed to all to work towards maintaining peace,” Pune City Police Commissioner K Venkatesham said.

“We have appealed to people to not fall prey to rumour-mongering and avoid sending objectionable messages on social media. Any digital imprint is traceable. Action will be taken against those found spreading wrong messages,” he added.

Meanwhile, Additonal Commissioner of Police Ramnath Pokle of Pimpri-Chinichwad Police said that officers of the rank of deputy commissioners and assistant commissioners also conducted meetings in their respective jurisdictions to discuss steps to maintain law and order.

Police sources said officers are keeping a close watch on sensitive areas. The police have also appealed to citizens to pass on information about any suspicious activities around them.