Niladri Bije fiasco: Servitors’ bail hearing likely today

Puri: The Additional District and Sessions court of Puri today is likely to resume hearing on the bail pleas of 11 out of the total 12 servitors, who were arrested for creating a ruckus during the Niladri Bije ritual of the Lord Jagannath and his siblings on July 17.

As no video and CCTV footage of the incident was furnished earlier, the court had directed district administration to provide the same. In this context, the Sinhadwar Police has written a letter to the district administration mentioning to submit the video footage of the unpleasant incident.\

On the other hand, the police are yet to trace the eight servitors, against whom non-bailable warrants have been issued for assaulting media persons and misbehaving with Puri Collector Arvind Agarwal during the Niladri Bije ritual.