Pathanamthitta : Police tightens control in Sabarimala. Police explains, the restrictions are for security. Those who wore kaki pants will be specifically checked, their ID proofs will be subjected to detailed examination before allowing them to Sannidhanam.
Unlike the previous years, all the cops are instructed to wear full uniforms with the shirt tucked in. Exception for the cops assigned on duty at Sopanam the rest as to follow the instructions.
The police has given strict instruction to all the hotels and Annadhana Mandapam to be closed by 11.00 pm. The counters for Appam and Aravana must also be shut down by 11.00 pm. These restrictions will be a pain on the pilgrims to get Prasada.
No one will be allowed to stay at Sannidhanam over night stated DGP the other day. The regulations set by the police and the orders by the Government is clearly striking on the routine of the temple along with the devotees.