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Cops axed for uploading interior pictures of Jagannath Temple on Facebook

8/10/2018 at 3:45 PM

Puri: Puri Superintendent of Police (SP) Sarthak Sarangi today suspended Seabeach police station Sub Inspector Dilip Panda for posting photographs of Jagannath Temple premises on social media.

Panda had shared interior photos of Jagannath temple on his Facebook account. He had clicked the photos in his mobile while performing ‘Pinda Dana’ on ‘Baishipahacha’ and uploaded it on his Facebook.

Photography and videography is strictly banned on the temple premises. According to Section 30-A (4-C) of Shree Jagannath Temple Act-1953, devotees cannot take camera into the shrine. Whenever people were caught with cameras and cell phones, the temple officials usually seize those articles, delete the photos and slap fine on violators.

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