The grand opening of Ram Mandir is finally taking place today, on Monday, 22 January 2024. Ram Mandir is all set to be inaugurated by PM Narendra Modi as the most awaited Pran Pratishtha of Ram Lalla’s idol will be taking place in the afternoon between 12 to 1 pm.
As the nation and Lord Ram’s devotees are eagerly waiting for the grand inauguration the security system of Ram Mandir is also very tight and strict. Amid the security concerns of Ram Mandir, an incident came to light where a man threatened police to blow up Ram Mandir, Ayodhya.
The Uttar Pradesh Government has placed the high security in Ayodhya. Ram Mandir’s inauguration is a huge and historic event to date, so security over the site also has to be very high as various VVIPs and delegates will be arriving for the event and a large number of the public will be gathered.
Who is Chotta Shakeel?
On Sunday, 21 January 2024, a concerning incident came out when Police said that an anonymous call was received by the Palasi Police. The man over the phone threatened the Police of bombing the Ram Mandir on 22 January 2024. The Police responded to the threat and Superintendent of Police, Ashok Kumar Singh of Araria detailed the incident.
The person behind the phone call is identified as Intekab Alam, who is a 21-year-old boy from the Araria district of Bihar. As per the reports, On 19 January 2024, Intekab dialed the emergency number 112 to threaten the Police. Soon after the call, the Police immediately looked over the matter and sent the details of the call to the Cyber Cell.
After the inquiry, it was revealed that Intekab Alam made the call and claimed himself to be Chhota Shakeel, the close aide of the underworld don, Dawood Ibrahim. However, the Police also claimed that he is suffering from mental problems and is mentally unstable. The Police even stated that there is no criminal record in the name of the accused.
According to the Police officials, Intekab’s phone and SIM are registered in his father’s name, and keeping in mind the sensitivity of the issue, the Police registered a formal case against the accused and also seized and taken away his mobile and further investigation is going on.
What security measures are deployed in Ram Mandir?
As the Ram Mandir inauguration ceremony is taking place in Ayodhya, security measures also need to be taken care of. The Government has taken various steps to maintain high security as it is one of the biggest events in history. Not only Ram Mandir but the entire of Ayodhya is under the eye and a multi-layer security cover is in place as there are more than 10,000 CCTVs with AI technology have been installed.
Every movement of people is under the eye and Police personnel in normal clothes have also been deployed at the site. There is checking going on at the International and Inter-State border as Police will also use drones for crowd control and diversion of excess crowd. The Uttar Pradesh Police is using AI technology tools have been used at a larger scale.