Police to sensitise temple authorities on security issues

Staff Correspondent

The temples will get ’special beat policing’

MYSORE: Close on the heels of the sensational burglary at the ancient Yoganarasimhaswamy Temple in Melkote, the Mysore district police have decided to sensitise the administration of prominent temples in the district on security measures.

Superintendent of Police Rama Subba told The Hindu that the officers of the respective police stations under whose limits the temples were located, would have interactions with the officials representing the Muzrai Department at the Srikanteshwaraswamy Temple in Nanjangud, popularly known as Dakshin Kashi, Jwalamuki Tripurasundari Temple at Uttanahalli on the foothills of Chamundi and other important temples on how security of the temples could be strengthened on their own.

These temples will get “special beat policing” in addition to deployment of policemen.

But there will not be any fixed force deployed at the temples. Mr. Subba said the Government approval was necessary to deploy a fixed force at temples.

“However, our thrust will be on to sensitise the people in-charge of the temples on security and safety of temple belongings,” he said.