Security beefed up at Sabarimala Ayyappa temple

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Pathanamthitta, Nov 19 (UNI) Security has been tightened at the famed Sabarimala Ayyappa temple and a scanner installed at Pampa for the first time in the history of the hill shrine.

The scanner is capable of minutely examining the ''Irumudikkettu'' being carried by all pilgrims.

Pilgrims have to go through the scanner installed near the guardroom. In addition, all other headloads too would be scanned.

Eighteen closed circut television cameras were set up at Sannidhanam.

To make police surveillance fool-proof, ten ''Doms cameras'' were also set up. Six mobile phone signal jammers, erected at the ''Sopanam'' of the temple, became operational from today. At the police control-room, all communications would be recorded using ''voice logging'' system. Besides, high power wireless station linking all police stations in the state are also functioning at ''sannidhanam.'' UNI XR PMM PK KN1953

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