MOCK DRILL BY OCTOPUS COMMANDOS, POLICE AND TTD VIGILANCE AT TIRUMALA _ ఆక్టోపస్ పోలీసు దళం మాక్ డ్రిల్
Tirumala, 21 December 2021: On the directions of TTD CVSO Sri Gopinath Jatti and Tirupati Urban SP Sri CH V Appala Naidu, a coordinated mock drill of the vigilance, octopus commando unit, and police units of Tirumala was held on late night of Monday between 9.00- pm to 01.00 am.
The mock drill a regular practice at the hill shrine every year was undertaken for the first time after Corona 1.00-2.00 waves.
The objective of the mock drill was to stage a counter-attack on any terrorist-like attack in Tirumala, provide safety to devotees and protect both the Srivari temple and other infrastructure of TTD.
The drill also aimed at showcasing the coordinated action for the release of devotees held as hostages from any of the rest houses in Tirumala and recovery of arms from attackers. The exercise also aimed at sending a strong message to devotees and also attackers that Tirumala is a safe haven for only religious and dharmic activities.
Tirumala Octopus unit DSP Sri M Chinna Kondaiah supervised the mock drill exercise.