Shirdi: The Shri Saibaba Sansthan has banned its staff and security men from using mobile phones after it was found that this caused negligence of their duties, its executive officer Kishore More said.

"If anybody is found using mobile phones, the Sansthan will take action against them, including fines," he said.

Several Sansthan employees have links to outside businesses and they also facilitate 'darshan' of rich VIPs. After the ban, such activities will be reduced, he said.

Earlier, the Sansthan had banned using mobiles in temple premises, but employees and security men failed to maintain the ban, forcing it to impose the ban on its staff and security men, sources said.

(Agencies)

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