Ahmedabad, Mar 6 (PTI) The Sabarmati Ashram management is mulling to install additional CCTVs at the Ashram premises to enhance security after replica statues of Mahatma Gandhi’s ‘three wise monkeys’ were stolen over a week ago. Also Read - Mahatma Gandhi's Great-Granddaughter Sentenced to 7 Years' Jail in South Africa
“We are considering covering the Ashram under additional CCTVs as to prevent any further incidents like the theft of replica of the statues of three wise monkeys from the Ashram premises some ten days ago,” said Tridip Suhrud, director of Sabarmati Ashram Preservation and Memorial Trust. Also Read - Black Fungus Declared Epidemic in Delhi - What Does This Mean?
He said most parts of the Ashram are already covered under CCTVs but some areas like the ground from where the statues were stolen are still uncovered. Also Read - Delhi Likely to Face Water Shortage For a Week. Here's Why
“There are 22 CCTV cameras across the Ashram which cover different parts like the museum, shops, archives, and office areas, among others, but we are planning to add more cameras to areas which are still uncovered,” said Suhrud.
“While the stolen statues are not of great value, what worries that some one has been able to walk away with it. We have not felt the need to file any FIR in this connection,” he added.
The original statues of “three wise monkeys” is kept at National Gandhi Museum in New Delhi, he said.
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