Alert in Uttar Pradesh after Liberhan report release

Lucknow, Nov 24 ( Police in Uttar Pradesh were put on alert Tuesday to guard against any violent fallout of the release of the Liberhan Commission report, which probed the Babri Masjid demolition, officials said.

Earlier too, in July, Chief Minister Mayawati had asked the police to maintain a strict vigil after the one-man commission of inquiry submitted its report on the demolition of the 16th century Babri Masjid to the central government.

“No laxity of any kind would be tolerated in dealing with any law and order situation that might arise as a consequence of publication of the Liberhan Commission report,” said an official spokesman here.

It was feared that publication of the report could spark trouble in communally sensitive pockets across the country.