The Holy Shrine of Kaliyuga Daivam Lord Venkateswara Swamy in Tirumala is a world-famous temple. The rich temple attracts devotees from various parts of the nation. The Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams(TTD) which runs the temple aims at spreading the Hindu Sanatana Dharma by constructing temples.
Unfortunately, the temple is hitting the headlines with controversies of late. Earlier, Vehicles with Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj's stickers coming from Maharashtra were banned at the TTD. A few vehicles were spotted on the Mada streets in Tirumala. The issue created a big uproar as Devotees asked what the Security was doing.
Now devotees are worried about a new incident. Reports say that the banned substance Ganja was found on Tirumala Hills. The concerned officials received credible information on the substance and they carried out a sudden ride and seized about 125 grams of ganja. The person selling the drug was also arrested.
From credible sources, the TTD vigilance wing officials of the Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams(TTD) received information that a person is roaming suspiciously on the hilltop. The officials arrested him and grilled him. Later they seized the drug.
More shockingly, the person arrested by the officials is believed to be an outsourcing employee. The person identified as Gangadri was arrested with a few packets of drugs. The accused hid the drugs in straps that are tied around his legs. A viral video shows the person removing the straps.
While a few shot the video, the accused showed where he held Ganja and there were around 15 packets. The worth of the drugs is believed to be huge and many wonder how he managed to take drugs to the hills.
Tirumala temple has good security as it attracts thousands of devotees daily. Despite this, the person has managed to take drugs to the Tirumala Shrine. Many questions were raised about security and what the authorities are doing. Devotees are raising their objections to this and want the authorities to take measures to see that such things won't happen in the future.
On the other hand, the Tirumala Police started an investigation into the case and further details are awaited. The opposition parties are raising their objections.
In a serious lapse, a person was caught selling ganja at the Holy Hindu shrine atop Tirumala hills.â€” Ashish (@KP_Aashish) March 25, 2023
Based on secret information that prohibited goods are being smuggled to Tirumala, the hill abode of Lord Venkateswara TTD Vigilance personnel detained a person and seized ganjaâ€¦ pic.twitter.com/zrWGQS2Qmb