Security hiked in Andal temple

Security arrangements for the famous Sri Andal temple in this town has been increased with the installation of 40 closed circuit cameras following threat to the temple from some terrorists groups.

PTI| Last Updated: Dec 15, 2013, 16:53 PM IST

Srivilliputhur: Security arrangements for the famous Sri Andal temple in this town has been increased with the installation of 40 closed circuit cameras following threat to the temple from some terrorists groups.

According to temple officials, they had already cleared the temple surroundings of the bushes and trees to give a clear view.

Armed policemen had been posted near the Raja Gopuram (main tower) round-the-clock, which is the logo of the Tamil Nadu Government.

A team of officials from Chennai visited the temple, famous for it beatutiful sculptures and paintings, as well as idols, and based on their advice the security had been beefed up with the installation of cameras and metal detector devices at important places.