Odisha Police asks temple authorities to install CCTV cameras

Berhampur: Temple authorities in Ganjam district have been directed to install CCTV cameras following the loot at the Jagannath temple at Goshaninuagaon on January 7, police said on Friday.

“CCTV footage would help in the early detection of temple thefts,” Berhampur SP Anirudh Kumar Singh, who wrote to around 75 temple trustees within his jurisdiction asking them to install two cameras inside and outside temples, said.

The SP’s letter assumes significance in view of the recent thefts in the district and recovery of three antique ‘astadhatu’ (alloy of eight metals) idols from Khallikote in Ganjam district.