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07 October 2019


Puri: Singhadwara Police in Odisha's Pilgrim town-Puri on Monday arrested one person for allegedly clicking a photograph at Ananda Bazaar inside the Shree Jagannath temple premises and then making it go viral.

The arrested has been identified as Debashis Singh of Badasankha area here, police sources said.

As per details of the First Information Report (FIR) lodged at the Singhadwara police station by one Jitendra Kumar Sahoo on Sunday, police have registered a complaint under sections 30(A)(H)(C) of the Shri Jagannath Temple Act 1954, 295-A of the IPC, 60 of the Information Technology Act 2000, and 30 of the Ancient Monument and Arch Sites and Remains Act 1958.

“A case was registered at the Singhadwara police station yesterday against a person for carrying a mobile phone inside the temple which is prohibited. We have arrested the person who had used the image as his status (profile) picture on his WhatsApp account. Sri Mandir administration had registered an FIR in this regard. We are interrogating that person and he will be forwarded to court soon,” informed Umashankar Das, Superintendent of Police, Puri.

Umashankar Das, SP, Puri