No in­put on pos­si­ble flare-ups ahead of VHP’s Sun­day rally, says Delhi Po­lice

Hindustan Times (Gurugram) - - Gurugram -

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.”

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