Niladri Bije fiasco: Police appeals to attach properties of absconding servitors

Puri: Police on Friday filed a petition before the sub-divisional judicial magistrate (SDJM) curt here to attach the properties of five absconding servitors in connection with the Niladri Bije mess.

Official sources said the appeal was made under Section 80 of CrPC.

The police move followed after the servitors against whom the police had registered complaints for creating nuisance during Niladri Bije ritual, failed to appear before it.

Sources said these servitors have hotels and lodges in their names.

On Tuesday, the SP had sent letters to the Puri-Konark Development Authority (PKDA), Sub-collector, tehsildar and banks to furnish details about the immovable properties of these servitors. They are Damodar Mahasuar, Jayakrushna Mahasuar, Saina Khuntia, Bhimshen Palankdhari and Ipsit Pratihari.