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Police mock drill at Mangalagiri temple
. Faulty metal detectors and CC camerasA . Safety of devotees at risk as alerts ignored Mangalagiri (Guntur): In the wake of recent terrorist...
. Faulty metal detectors and CC camerasA . Safety of devotees at risk as alerts ignored Mangalagiri (Guntur): In the wake of recent terrorist attack in Hyderabad, the police conducted a mock drill at the famous Sri Lakshmi Nrusimha Swamy temple here on Tuesday.A Extensive searches for about an hour were conducted in every nook and corner of the temple premises. A Bomb detection squads and sniffer dogs were pressed into service. A The police found the metal detectors and the CC cameras as defective during the operation. A The police officials were unhappy with the ``careless'' attitude of the temple authorities even after several warnings to make security foolproof. A police official said the temple authorities ignored the safety of devotees in spite of alerts of the police based on the Intelligence reports. A The police intelligence sources had informed aboutthe possible threat to Lakshmi Nrusimha Swamy temple. The temple was one of the terrorists' targets, the police officials said.. The mock drill was conducted following instructions from Guntur Urban Superintendent of Police (SP) Ravi Krishna, said Guntur North Zone DSP Madhusudan Rao.A He said that the mock drill was aimed at creating an awareness on how respond to a real bomb threat. The sudden checks followed an anonymous call of a bomb threat to the temple, according to Armed Reserve Deputy Superintendent of Police (AR DSP) Meher Baba who alerted the media on the drill in advance.