Mumbai: In view of the coordinated terror attacks on Easter in Sri Lanka, churches in Mumbai are planning to upgrade their security systems. The move was initiated by the Mumbai police, which held a meeting with the church managements and advised them to remain alert. According to a senior spokesperson representing city churches, Mumbai police officials have met the office-bearers of the Mumbai church authorities in the wake of terror attacks on churches in Sri Lanka and advised them install advanced security system. The churches have been advised to to install equipment like scanners, hand-held scanners, advanced CCTV and explosive detectors.
He said that the city has 150 churches including big and small chapels. The city has some big and famous churches like Mt Mary Church, St Micheal, which witness heavy foreign visitors. It is next to possible to equip them with security systems at once. Also, it’s not impossible, but will take time. “We are planning to have one entry for the common visitors and the other for tourists carrying bags, etc. We have also asked people to co-operate with volunteers. No one should take offence during frisking for security reasons,” said the spokesperson, requesting anonymity. Even the CCTV footages, IP addresses will be shared with Mumbai police for surveillance and help them keep a close eye.
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