Strict dress code for police in Sabarimala
Pampa: A strict order on dress code has been issued for police officers on duty in Sabarimala. The order was issued by IG Vijay Sakhare.
The order directs police officers to wear caps and belt and should tuck in their uniform and also salute their superiors. Earlier, salute was not mandatory for police officers on duty in Sabarimala.
An exemption has been allowed only on the 18 holy steps and at the Sopanam. The police officers on duty at Nadappandal are directed to carry lathi and shield.
The dress code for police officers in Sabarimala was made mandatory as part of ensuring security in the hill shrine in connection with the protests against entry of young women.