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Odisha Police Books Haryana Girl For Making Jagannath Temple’s Inside Pics Viral

Puri: Acting quickly on viral pictures of Srimandir in Puri, Shree Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA) filed a complaint seeking action against the social media user for violation of the temple rules.

The FIR was lodged at the Singhadwar Police Station in Puri against Shalini Passi having Instagram account for taking photographs inside the Jagannath Temple and uploading the same on the social media.

The entry of mobile phone and camera to the premises of Shree Jagannath Temple, Puri, are strictly prohibited. It has come to notice that one Shalini Passi from Haryana has illegally taken a number of photographs inside the premises of Shree Jagannath Temple, Puri and made it viral through social media i.e her Instagram, the SJTA said in the FIR.

This act is an offence under section 30-A(4)(c) of Shree Jagannath Temple Act, 1955. Besides that by publishing the photographs in social media, the culprit has endangered the security of the temple and such activities has hurt the sentiment of millions of devotees,” the FIR stated.

The fresh incident had put the Srimandir security personnel in dock for alleged poor frisking at the entrance points of the centuries old shrine.

The security breach came to fore after two photographs clicked from Dakshina Dwar (south gate) of the Srimandir were circulated on Instagram. The photographs were uploaded by the accused on her Instagram profile on February 3.

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