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DC directs temples to evaluate all jewellery owned by them

DC directs temples to evaluate all jewellery owned by them

Mangalore Today News Network

Mangaluru Mar 18, 2016: Deputy Commissioner A.B. Ibrahim has informed that all temple authorities should evaluate the valuables and jewellery including the ones received in the form of offerings by the devotees by checking their gross and net weight and their present value. Even photo catalogue of the valuables need to be maintained, he said while addressing a meeting of temple administrators held at the  DC office on March 18, Friday.

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In order to prevent security breach, CCTV cameras and  burglar alarms need to be installed in all temples, he said and also directed temples to have fire extinguishers and lightning arresters. The temples should also have police verified armed security guards, he said. Kukke Subrahmanya Temple has installed nearly 64 CCTV cameras in its premises which is appreciable, the Deputy Commissioner stated.

He warned that temple administrators will be responsible in case of security breaches in the temple. The DC even said  plastic usage in religious places should be restricted. Compulsorily audit works need to be done in every temple by the government hired auditors rather than a private auditors in order to ensure  proper usage of temple funds.

 The cases of thefts in temples reported in the recent times have to be taken seriously, he said adding authorities need to verify the ID proof of devotees who get into the guest house of the temples.

DCP Shantha Raj, ADC Kumar, Gokuldas Nayak and others were present.

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Nagraj Kumar, Kunadapur Fri, March-18-2016, 11:36
A good initiative by our DC because the thieves are present in the premises among themselves.
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