Security beefed up after reports of Trupti Desai planning to visit Sabarimala in disguise

After Trupti Desai announced that she would climb the hills to Sabarimala, and also taking into account the Makaravilakku rush, the police, who had descended the hills after duty hours, were recalled

Security beefed up after reports of Trupti Desai planning to visit Sabarimala in disguise

Police security has been beefed up at Pamba and Pulmeedu and all Ayyappa pilgrims are thoroughly examined and then only allowed inside after reports emerged that gender equality activist and Bhumata Brigade chief Trupti Desai might visit the Lord Ayyappa temple in Sabarimala under a different identity.

After Trupti Desai announced that she would climb the hills to Sabarimala, and also taking into account the Makaravilakku rush, the police, who had descended the hills after duty hours, were recalled, Mathrubhumi News has reported.

It quoted Pathanamthitta SP Harishankar as saying that all facilities have been put in place if at all Trupti Desai tries to enter the temple in another identity.

However, he reportedly said no police officer was recalled after duty hours for this purpose and it may be due to the huge rush expected for Makaravilakku.