No threats to temples of Himachal : Police

Sanjay Kundu, Himachal ADGP, temples of Himachal, Himachal Pradesh, Shakti Peeths in Himachal Pradesh, Jawalamukhi
Jawalamukhi : There was no intelligence input about any possible terrorist attack on any of the Shakti Peeths in Himachal Pradesh, however Additional Director General of Police law and order Sanjay Kundu said here today in a coordinated effort police and intelligence agencies were keeping an eye on the security of these temples.

Kundu said this during his visit to the Famous shrine of Jawalamukhi.. He also visited Kangra and Chamunda Devi shrines in this district to take the stock of the security situation during Navratra.

Talking to mediapersons, the ADGP said that police was receiving regular inputs about all security developments in the state particularly about the Shakti Peeths. He said that all the Shakti Peeths in the state were safe and secure and so were the pilgrims visiting these shrines.

There were number of historical monuments of heritage which were guarded by the state police efficiently. To protect the antique idols in these heritage monuments was the prime responsibility of the Himachal Police but public and peoples participation too was important.

The ADGP said in this connection CCTV cameras have been installed in different temples and chowkidars were appointed for the watch and ward of these temples.

Kundu said that Shakti Peeths were already protected and the state police was in touch with intelligence agencies of the neighbouring states and of the country to be alert about any possible terrorist attack and exchange the information.

Security scenario at Jawalamukhi, Chintpurni, Bajjreshwari and Chamunda Devi shrines was perfectly alright.

He, however, said that in the Jawlamukhi temple the authorities have been directed to install 100 CCTV cameras and it was suggested to the state government to hand over the job of queuing of pilgrims in this temple to some private security agency but over all control of temple security will be with the state police.

The ADGP said that security agencies were directed to be vigilant in view of the current Navratra as the influx of the pilgrims will increase further in days to come.

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