Extra security on jungle route

“Devotees trekking through the traditional jungle route during makaravilakku festival would be given extra care and security," said Erumeli circle inspector C.J. Johnson,

Places such as Azhuthakkadavu, Kallidamkkunnu, Engipparakkotta, Mukkuzhi Temple, Koottakkallu, Vellaramchetta, Karimala top, Valiyanavattam are under the strict surveillance of Erumeli station, he said.
The number of pilgrims coming through the route is increasing every day.

Excise to intensify raids at Sabarimala

With the makaravilakku festival fast approaching, the excise officials have decided to intensify the raids at Pampa and Sannidhanam.

The department has received a tip-off that the workers at Sannidhanam are using tobacco products.
In a raid held at Sannidhanam on Monday, the excise seized 39 packets of cigarettes, 40 packs of beedi, 30 sachets of gutkha and 300 grams of tobacco.

“More raids will be conducted in coming days as Makaravilakku day is fast approaching. Strong action will be taken against those who possess liquor or tobacco,” said Mr V.K. Radhakrishnan, the assistant excise commissioner at Sabarimala.

Keeping tobacco products in custody at Sabarimala is a punishable offence.

The officials also asked the pilgrims to inform them on 04735202203, if they find anybody using tobacco products.


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