Police working to ensure safety of Tirupati pilgrims

Urban police recently initiated a process aimed at verification of the occupants of hotels, lodges and rented flats and houses in Tirupati. The decision was inspired by the 2015 bomb blast at Tirupati bus stand. During the investigation, it was found that the bombs were made in India. Ever since a dire need was felt to beef up security measures. The process of verification comes as a follow-up action for ensuring complete security in Tirupati and Tirumala.

A disciplined approach to verification of individuals is much called for. Checking identity and background for the genuineness of occupants staying in the pilgrim city is a necessity. A blindfolded approach could be risky to the extent of being fatal for the people hopping into the city in numbers for darshan. Thorough background verification can help uncover past problems that may signal future set of actions, thereby, preventing a future catastrophe.

Obviously, just one check alone is not enough to make the right judgment. There is a need to screen an individual for identity, criminal activities including pending criminal cases, arrests, charges etc. Criminal check including police verification combined with an exhaustive background check can ensure safety.