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Dalai Lama’s security beefed up

September 25, 2008

Suresh Khatta

Dharamshala, September 24, 2008 (Indian Express) - The Government has
decided to strengthen the security cover around Tibetan spiritual leader
and temporal head, the Dalai Lama. A proposal to this effect was sent by
the Kangra Senior Superintendent of Police to the liaison office of the
Union Ministry for Foreign Affairs situated at McLeodganj, after which
the Central government approved it.

Sources said a decision to install at least six close circuit television
(CCT) cameras on the premises of the Dalai Lama’s official residence at
McLeodganj has been taken to keep a close watch. They said the CCT
cameras are being installed as there is a large open space between the
outer circle and inner circle of security of the spiritual leader.

A control room is being set up in the office of the Deputy
Superintendent of Police, who is in charge of the Dalai Lama’s security.
Besides, the surveillance by the police has also been increased in the
limits of McLeodganj police station and a close vigil is being kept on
the structures situated around the residence of the Dalai Lama.

When contacted, Kangra SSP Atul Fulzele confirmed that six CCT cameras
were being installed in and around the official residence of the
spiritual leader to strengthen the security cover. The cameras would be
installed within two-three weeks, said the SSP.
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