Mathura, 2019-11-05 (VT): Security at Mathura’s Shri Krishna Janmasthan has been tightened in preparation for the impending Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid verdict. Along with installation of advanced electronic surveillance equipment, new check points will also be created at both Janmasthan and Idgah. Flood lights will be installed at these check points in and around the ‘sensitive zone’ to keep an eye on any suspicious activity.
The safety plan was prepared by IB special director Shambhunath Singh and ADG (security), Deepesh Juneja who visited the temple on Monday to review the ground situation. IB Lucknow Chief NK Mishra, AGD (Agra) Ajay Anand, DM Sarvagya Ram Mishra, SSP Shalabh Mathur, SP (Security) Gyanendra Kumar, SP (Crime) Raheshyam Rai, SP (Traffic) Dr. Brajesh Kumar Singh, City Magistrate Manoj Kumar, CO (City) Rakesh Kumar were present.
The three-fold plan includes the Red Zone (Temple premises), Yellow Zone (area surrounding Janmasthan-Idgah), and the Green Zone (city and highway). During the inspection which lasted around 2 hours, CCTV cameras in and around the Idgah were found to be not working, and many check points in the Red and Yellow Zones were unmanned.
Ahead of the Ayodhya Verdict in the Supreme Court, the IB is collating information on other important temples such as Shri Banke Bihari in Vrindavan.