No input on possible flare-ups ahead of VHP’s Sunday rally, says Delhi Police
The Delhi Police on Friday said they had not received any input from intelligence agencies regarding a possible communal flare-up ahead of a rally scheduled by the Vishva Hindu Parishad (VHP) in the capital on Sunday.
The Delhi Police officials said deployment and patrolling have been increased in areas around Ramlila Ground, where the VHP rally to press for Ram Mandir in Ayodhya has been planned.
“We have not received any intelligence inputs regarding communal violence during the VHP rally. The traffic police have prepared a plan for smooth traffic movement,” said the Delhi Police spokesperson Madhur Verma.
Senior police officers said that their intelligence wing has issued an advisory to the DCPs of all 14 districts, asking them to increase police visibility across the city. The organisers have told police that around 3 lakh people are expected to attend the rally.
The VHP’s spokesperson Vinod Bansal said, “We have a disciplined force and our karyakartas (workers) do not involve themselves in any communal violence. The VHP has organised many such rallies across India to press for the construction of Ram temple in Ayodhya.”