Andhra Pradesh DGP(Director General of Police) Sri Sambasiva Rao and his wife visited the holy shrine of Lord Venkateswara Swamy at Tirumala and offered early morning prayers on Saturday. He was offered a VIP Darshan in the early hours. TTD Joint Executive Officer K.S. Sreenivasa Raju and temple priests received Mr. Sambasiva Rao at the temple entrance and ushered him into the shrine. After darshan, TTD JEO offered the DGP, Lord’s silk vastram, prasadams at Ranaganayakula Mandapam.
Speaking to mediapersons outside temple, DGP said “Police department will provide fool-proof protection to devotees on a 24×7 basis for the nine-day annual Brahmotsavams of Sri Lord Venakteswara. He said they will use the advanced technology in the form of CCTV cameras at vantage points to monitor the movement of people, especially strangers, and keep track of professional and habitual offenders. Police Seva Dal, a special unit, set up for assisting the devotees during Brahmotsavam.