Archaeology Dept. ramps up security at Qutub Shahi Tombs, in the wake of Sandal Wood theft

Five days after 10 sandalwood trees were stolen from the Qutub Shahi tombs premises, the Department of Archaeology and Museums has increased security in the premises. The department is also planning to send a proposal to the State Government to allot funds to deploy Special Protection Force (SPF) personnel at the site.

The department has also requested the Aga Khan Trust for Culture (AKTC) to raise the height of the western boundary wall, from where the woodcutters were suspected to have entered the area.

Two police teams will be set up. One team will guard during the day while the other team will guard during the night. other valuable items are also there besides precious trees at Qutub Shahi Tombs premises sprawled over 1000 acres.

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