Nagpur: Maharashtra cyber intelligence unit, set up before the state assembly elections, will keep a close vigil on social media platforms to curtail trouble in the backdrop of Ayodhya verdict, which is expected to be delivered soon.The city police’s cyber cell too would keep a round-the-clock surveillance on the images, posts and messages on social media.Balsing Rajput, SP of Maharashtra cyber unit, and a 10-member team under the supervision of spl IG Brijesh Singh will use various software and hardware for monitoring the developments. They will keep a watch on circulation of images, messages, posts and updates on social media forums, platforms and chatroomin the public domain.The centralized state team will be working in close co-ordination with the district and unit-based cyber units as well as police laboratories.Police commissioner BK Upadhyay said, “We would be looking for tangible information regarding the posts and updates in the social media through informants. Information-collecting agencies will feed us information about developments on social media platforms.”Upadhyay said citizens should refrain from misusing social media during the verdicts or even after it which may attract strict penal action.Blogs and social media accounts of some fanatically inclined writers, columnists, e-newsletters etc will be under scanner. Some of the well-known social media companies would also be alerted over potential dangers after the verdict.Rajput said mischief-mongers trying to create rift or differences among the communities with hate messages will be monitored and the units or agency concerned will be alerted. “The three primary roles of the Maharashtra cyber teams would be to scan and keep vigil on transmit messages in the public domain to ensure there is no law and order situation,” he said.DCP (cyber and special branch) Shweta Khedkar said the city police and cyber team under her are working in close co-ordination.more from times of india cities