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Attack on woman; Verification album prepared by police

Press Trust of India  |  Thiruvananthapuram 

: Police have prepared a verification album with photographs of 150 persons allegedly involved in the attack on a 52-year-old woman pilgrim, when she visited the on November 5.

The album has been sent to the Superintendentts of Police of all districts for verification, police sources said.

Tension had prevailed at the here Tuesday as nearly 200 frenzied devotees tried to prevent the woman pilgrim, whom they suspected to be of menstrual age, from offering prayers at the shrine.

Police had also registered cases against 200 "identifiable" persons.

The had been opened for two days on November 5 and 6 for the "Sree Chitira Atta Thirunal" ritual.

It was the second time in three weeks that the shrine was opened amid unprecedented security over apprehension of protests by those opposing the order, allowing women of menstrual age there.

Friday informed that all vehicles coming to Sabarimala for the annual Mandalam-Makaravilakku pilgrim season,starting on November 17 should acquire a police 'pass'.

The passes would be available for the vehicles from their concerned police stations.

"The pass facility has been started to ensure proper parking for the vehicles of the pilgrims at Nilackal," Police said in a release.

The pass, which will carry the date of travel to the shrine, must be affixed on the front windshield of the vehicle, police said.

Vehicles without a pass would have to wait for a vacant space or would be diverted to a convenient area.

The parking facility has been completely shifted to Nilackal after the recent floods.

The had earlier said that they could ply till Pamba.

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First Published: Fri, November 09 2018. 22:15 IST