Kullu : Police here have requisitioned extra force and was installing electronic surveillance equipment to maintain extra vigilance for the week long Dusherra festival.
Talking to Hill Post, police officer Nishchint Singh Negi said that the police was keeping a watch over people checking into hotels and was also patrolling the highways for any suspicious activity before the festival got underway.
He said that 30 closed circuit camera were being installed to have a round the clock watch over the area and 1600 additional personnel were being deployed to maintain law and order during the festival week.
More than 300 local deities along with their follower are expected to grace the religious festival that starts on Dusherra day and ends a week later.
Tension in Kullu valley is also palpable about the years functions as the Himachal Pradesh government had issued an ordinance to take over the famous Raghunath Temple but the High Court has stayed the government order on a plea filed by Maheshwar Singh, the head trustee of the temple.
Lord Raghunath, a small idol representing Lord Ram is the deity of the temple and is also the presiding deity of Kullu Dusherra.
Security has also been beefed up in the aftermath of the terrorist attack on an army cantonment in Uri, Kashmir and the counter surgical strike inflicted by Indian forces upon terrorist camps in Pakistan Occupied Kashmir.