TTD security personnel and cops on Tuesday seized an abondoned air pistol with a pouch before the check point of Srivari Mettu. Some pilgrims found the pistol and informed the TTD vigilance officials about it.
The seizure of air pistol has created a sensation ahead of Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu and his family visit to Tirumala on Tuesday night. The cops sounded a high alert in Tirumala with the seizure of the pistol.
The Tirupati urban police have drafted more than 600 police personnel for the Chief Minister’s security at Tirumala and Tirupati. Chandrababu family will have Lord Venkateswara darshan in the early hours of Wednesday.
It may be noted that it is the third incident in the last two months in which firearms were seized in Tirumala Hills.
Meanwhile, the TTD vigilance staff and policemen have launched the cordon and search operation in the forest area and tighten the security at Alipiri check post and GNC toll gate.