Man held for vandalising Ganesh Puja pandal

Cuttack: A man was arrested for allegedly vandalizing a Ganesh puja pandal in Jobra area here today. He has been identified as Balabhadra Nayak, a resident of Murad Khan Patna.

Nayak barged into the pandal while organisers were preparing for the worship. He ransacked the mandap and broke the clay idol of Lord Ganesh.

Malgodown police arrested him on the spot. A pistol and live bullets were seized from his possession. The exact reason behind the vandalism has not yet known while police suspect it an outcome of past enmity.