Babri anniversary: Security stepped up in UP

Lucknow: Security has been stepped up across the state on Babri mosque demolition anniversary today to check any untoward incident, official sources said here.

Besides sensitive locations in Ayodhya like the Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri mosque, security has been tightened on ghats and temples in Varanasi and other vital installations across the state, they said.

"Directives have been issued to increase vigil over public places like market areas, railways and bus stations across the state. Surprise checking of hotels, guest houses and lodges has been ordered," the officer said.

Security agencies have also been directed to keep an eye on the movement of vehicles in districts bordering Nepal.

Special arrangements have been made around jails, where terror accused are lodged, Additional Director General, Law and Order, Subesh Kumar Singh said.

According to ADG Railways A K Jain, security has been enhanced at railway stations and random checking of luggage has been initiated.