The DGP held discussions with West Zone IG K Periaiah , Coimbatore City Police Commissioner Sumit Saran, DIG Karthikeyan and other officers on beefing up security to prevent any untoward incidents here and in other districts. Police have also prohibited protests in Coimbatore city and rural areas to prevent any law and order situation.
Apart from the Ayodhya issue, the DGP also discussed security measures to prevent infiltration of Maoists into Tamil Nadu from Kerala. This issue assumes significance in the wake of Kerala police gunning down four Maoists in a gun battle in the neighbouring state. The DGP instructed police officers to maintain heightened vigil along Tamil Nadu-Kerala border areas to prevent movement of extremists.