Security in the Old City area here has been beefed up with a deployment of additional forces including RAF in view of Friday prayers tomorrow, though the situation was peaceful today after communal tensions in several areas over the past week.
Hyderabad police commissioner Mr. Anurag Sharma, who held peace committee meeting at Purani Haveli, said the committee played an important role in restoring normalcy. “In view of Friday prayers tomorrow, additional forces, including RAF and police from other districts, will be deployed near Makkah Masjid and other parts of Old City, Hyderabad and additional CCTV cameras will be installed in sensitive areas,” he said.
Police Patrolling will be intensified and additional pickets will be set up, he said. Similarly, security will also be beefed up near Bhagyalakshmi temple abutting the historical Charminar, Sharma added. Police so far have registered 18 cases in connection with November 11 violence in Old City and arrested 109 persons, besides taking into preventive custody Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (MIM) legislators, who were later released.