Servitor-Police face-off at Puri Srimandir

Puri, Dec 28: Rituals has been halted today at the Shree Jagannath Temple, following a face-off between servitors and police over entry of two devotees here on yesterday evening.

According to the sources, the gates of the temple have remained closed triggering resentment among devotees. Besides, daily rituals like Mangala Alati at the centuries-old shrine have not begun yet.

Moreover, as per latest reports, the discussion held between temple administration and servitors to resolve the issue was not conclusive. District collector Jyoti Prakash Das requested the servitors to resume the rituals at the shrine, but in vain.

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