Somnath temple to get more security cover

Last Updated: Tuesday, August 9, 2011 - 15:31

Rajkot: Security at the famous Somnath temple
here would be beefed up by the end of November with the
deployment of senior police officers and over 100 jawans.

Director General of Police Chitranjan Singh, who visited
the temple and also assessed the existing security situation
at the temple, told this to reporters.
Presently, over 150 security personnel have been posted
to keep a close eye on the temple.

In order to increase the security cover, one deputy
superintendent of police, two police inspectors and six police
sub-inspectors would be deployed, sources said.
Besides this, high-range CCTV cameras would be installed
on the temple premises, guest house, bus stand and at the main
market, so that close vigil on tourists is kept, sources said.

Somnath temple, located on the western coast of Gujarat,
is one of the twelve Jyotirlinga shrines of Lord Shiva.


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First Published: Tuesday, August 9, 2011 - 15:31

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