Rath Yatra: Foreigners held for entering Gundicha Temple

Puri: Two residents of Chile were detained by police for entering Gundicha Temple here on Tuesday.

Even though non-Hindus are prohibited from entering the Gundicha Temple, servitors today spotted two foreigners roaming inside the temple. The servitors detained the duo and handed over to police.

The police whisked them away to nearby police station for verification of their passport and questioning.

Meanwhile, the incident has created flutter in the pilgrim city. The police also drew flak for failing to stop them at the entrance.

The temple administration is yet to comment on the issue.

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Earlier in April, a tourist from Argentina had entered the Puri Jagannath Temple, which is also off limits to non-Hindus.

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