CISF help sought for security to Sri Krishna Temple

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Udupi, Karnataka, Feb 5 (UNI) Authorities are contemplating seeking assistance of Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) for providing security to the 800-year-old Sri Krishna Temple here in the wake of a threat which came to light during questioning of terror suspects arrested recently in Davanagere, Sri Sugunendra Thirtha Swamiji of Paryaya Puthige Mutt said today.

Talking to UNI here, the swamiji said top police officials inspected the present security arrangements in the temple and held discussions with him following which it was decided to provide foolproof security by engaging 48 personnel from the CISF.

According to a proposal by the district police, the additional expenditure would come to around Rs 15 lakh.

This included installation of 48 hidden cameras in and around the temple, an alarm and metal detectors besides erecting barricades and walls to close entry from any other point except from the main entrance to the temple.

Currently, the temple has a lone metal detector at the entrance with 12 personnel manning it.

The pontiff said security arrangements outside the temple would be made with the active co-operation and assistance of district police.

All those visiting the temple have to pass through the metal detector at the entrance and the belongings thoroughly searched, he added.

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