Locals to show any identity card to enter Srimandir: Puri Collector

Puri: District Collector Jyoti Prakash Das informed this evening that the law and order situation has returned to normalcy in the city and the locals can enter through other three gates of Srimandir after showing any identity cards.

“Locals will be allowed through the other three gates of Srimandir after producing identity cards,” said Das after attending a five-member peace committee meeting this evening.

Inspector General (IG), Superintendent of Police and delegates of the temple servitors attended the meeting which was held under the chairmanship of Puri Collector.

Das also said that the CCTV footage of the entire violence and vandalism are being reviewed by the police under the supervision of the IG and a case in this regard will be filed with the police.

Strict actions will be taken against those found guilty, he added.

A law and order situation deteriorated in the Pilgrim City today during the 12-hour bandh called by the members of Shree Jagannath Sena protesting introduction of queue system for darshan of the deities.

The protestors had barged into the house of Revenue Minister Maheswar Mohanty and ransacked it. They also hurled stones at Puri SP Sarthak Sarangi’s residence and vandalized the office of the Shree Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA).

Later, police had to conduct flag march in the city to maintain law and order.

Also Read: Shree Jagannath Sena Holds Puri Bandh Today Against ‘Queue System’

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