Thiruvananthapuram: An unidentified drone was spotted hovering over the high-security zone of Sree Padmanabha Swamy Temple, Thiruvananthapuram. in the early hours of Saturday, even as the Government has announced the gearing up of security measures for the temple that stores the treasure worth millions of dollars.
Cops on security duty spotted the drone over the sacred Padmatheertham Pond around 4 in the morning. It was found later moving over the Northern Nada of the temple. However, the temple security department has stated that the drone was not recorded in any of the security cameras installed in the temple.
The temple’s security system has highly advanced cameras that can find even the movements of aircraft. The cameras have been installed in all directions.
Earlier, drones were spotted over Shamkhumukham beach as well as the other parts of city, following which the radar observation in the Thiruvananthapuram International Airport had been beefed up. The Air Traffic Control (ATC) officials of the Airport too informed that the drone, reported on Saturday, couldn't be traced
As the Police regard the spotting of the drone as a major security flaw, both central and State agencies and the Intelligence department has started an inquiry. The possibility of the drone being operated as part of film shooting in connection with weddings, programmes of online media or any short film is also being probed.