Kerala Police set up Photo album of 150 miscreants

Kerala Police set up Photo album of 150 miscreants


Thiruvananthapuram: Police have prepared a photo album of 150 miscreants who were allegedly involved in the attack on a 52-year-old woman pilgrim, when she visited the Lord Ayyappa shrine on November 5. Police have also registered cases against 200 "identifiable" persons.

The album has been sent to the Superintendents of Police of all districts for verification, police sources said. The album was sent as a precautionary measure. Tension had prevailed at the Sabarimala temple during the recent Chithira Atta Vishesham as nearly 200 frenzied devotees tried to prevent the woman pilgrim, whom they suspected to be of menstrual age, from offering prayers at the shrine. Police identified the miscreants from the photographs caught by the security cameras which were set up at the Sannidhanam. These 150 people are considered as activists who belong to various Hindu outfits.

Kerala Police on Friday informed that all vehicles coming to Sabarimala for the annual Mandalam-Makaravilakku pilgrim season, starting on November 17 should acquire a police 'pass'. The passes would be available for the vehicles from their concerned police stations.

"The pass facility has been started to ensure proper parking for the vehicles of the pilgrims at Nilackal," Police Chief Loknath Behera said in a release. The pass, which will carry the date of travel to the shrine, must be affixed on the front windshield of the vehicle, police said.

Vehicles without a pass would have to wait for a vacant space or would be diverted to a convenient area. The parking facility has been completely shifted to Nilackal after the recent floods.