Four arrested for capturing photos in temple

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Tirupati, Aug 7: Four people including a Mumbai police constable were arrested by Tirumala police on Thursday, Aug 8 for allegedly taking pictures inside the Tirumala Temple using mobile phone and circulating it among their friends.

According to police, a Mumbai police constable who arrived here for Darshan of the Lord Balaji three days back, had entered the temple with his mobile phone by crossing all security points and captured the photo of the golden Lakshmi idol, adjoining to Srivari Hundi, on his mobile by violation of temple rules and sent the clippings to his friend.

A businessman at Tirumala Hills, who flashed the photos to his friends including those in media, has also been taken into the custody.

Another two persons, working at Tirumala Hills, who were also allegedly involved in capturing photos in the temple, were arrested for investigation, police said.

TTD management, while taking the incidents as a serious issue, had ordered an inquiry into the whole episode over the lapses of the security at Tirumala temple.


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