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Puri bandh: Section 144 imposed around Jagannath Temple

3/10/2018 at 2:05 PM

Puri: Puri district administration today imposed prohibitory order under section 144 CrPC around Jagannath Temple after hundreds of people, mostly activists of Jagannath Sena, a social outfit, went on the rampage on the Grand Road, facing the 12th century shrine and demanded immediate withdrawal of the queue darshan system.

Police also used baton, fired teargas to disperse mob.

Introduction of queue darshan system at Puri Jagannath Temple triggered violence in the pilgrim city today.

The violence broke out during a bandh called by Jagannath Sena, the social outfit, in protest against the queue darshan system in the shrine.

The angry mob also ransacked the office of Shree Jagannath temple administration, vandalised the residence of Puri MLA and Revenue Minister Maheswar Mohanty and reportedly pelted stones at the house of Puri SP Sarthak Sarangi.

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