STOCK MARKET BSE NSE

Security for 250 Pilgrims to Bodh Gaya

Published: 05th August 2014 08:19 AM  |   Last Updated: 05th August 2014 08:19 AM   |  A+A-

policeman

CHENNAI: Heavy security was provided to 250 Lankan tourists, who passed through Chennai on Monday on their way to Bodh Gaya in Bihar by train.

Police officials said the security cover had been warranted by the flared temper in Tamil Nadu, over the perceived slight to CM J Jayalalithaa, on a Sri Lankan government website recently.

The pilgrims came to Chennai from Sri Lanka on Sunday and were lodged at Sri Lanka Maha Bodhi Society on Kenneth lane, Egmore. A three tier security system comprising the city police, GRP  and RPF was provided to them as they made their way to the station in three separate batches.

The first batch of 140 pilgrims left in the Ganga-Kaveri Express to Varanasi at 5.40 pm while the other two travelled in the GT Express (departure 7:15 pm) and TN Express (departure 10:00 pm).

“A tight security cordon was provided for the Sri Lankan pilgrims, which included some monks as well, in anticipation of trouble,” a senior police official said.



Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp