Chennai: In a significant development, the Tamil Nadu Chief Minister, Mr. Edappadi K Palaniswami held a high-level meeting on Friday with top police and administrative officials on preventive and preparatory steps taken on the law and order front across the State ahead of the Supreme Court’s Ayodhya land case verdict expected soon.
Mr. Palaniswami conferred with the State DGP, Thiru L K Tripathy, chief secretary, K Shanmugam, Chennai police commissioner, A K Viswanathan and other police officials in the evening. The meeting took place at the Chief Minister’s camp office.
The officials reportedly briefed Mr. Palaniswami about the measures taken to ensure maximum safety and security to the people, vital installations and sensitive places of religious worship. At the Secretariat, security has already been tightened and outside vehicles banned entry. Visitors and general public will not be allowed into the secretariat complex without a valid pass till the middle of next week.
Meanwhile, office-bearers of the All India Federation for National Harmony, presented a petition to the Chief Minister, urging through him the citizens of the country at large and people of Tamil Nadu in particular, “to please respect the judgment of the Supreme Court. Our commitment to national harmony is unshakable. We also vouch to provide our services as support to the Government authorities for maintaining national harmony.” The DGP held a review meeting in Coimbatore on Thursday.