Youth atop Srimandir: SJTA serves notice to 3 temple cops

Puri: Taking the incident of, a youth climbing atop Srimandir and removing the holy flag, with a serious note, the Sri Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA) today served a notice to at least three personnel of Sri Jagannath Temple Police (JTP).

In its notice, the temple administration has asked the personnel to submit their reply on the security lapse within 15 days, failing to which action will be initiated against him.

Notably, on April 20, a mentally-challenged youth from Bhadrak climbed atop the Srimandir and dislodged the holy ‘Patitapabana Bana’ before tying his gamuchha (towel) on the ‘Nilachakra’.

The youth was later detained by police.

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