Security beefed up at Vaishno Devi shrine ahead of Navratri festival

Ahead of the Navratri festival, security has been beefed-up at Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine for ensuring the peaceful conduct of the nine-day long festival in Jammu. Police officials said that heavy security has also been deployed to the venues, keeping in mind the heavy rush of devotees. He also said that scores of armed force companies and Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) have been around the place to keep close watch on proceedings.