Tag: Sarthak Sarangi

86 arrested for violence during Puri Bandh: SP Sarthak Sarangi

Puri: Eight six persons have been arrested so far by Puri police in connection with violence during Puri Bandh on October 3 protesting the introduction ‘Dhadi Darshan’ or ‘Queue System’ inside Puri Srimandir. Informing the development, Puri Superintendent of Police (SP), Sarthak Sarangi said 45 persons have been arrested by Singhadwara police and 41 by […]

Puri temple admin to evict establishments near ‘Meghnad Pachery’

Puri: In a bid to enhance security, the Jagannath temple administration on Sunday announced to evict business establishments and shops from near ‘Meghnad Pachery’ or the temple wall. The decision comes in the wake of some reformative guidelines suggested by the National Security Guard (NSG) audit to strengthen security and safety of the ancient shrine. […]

Selfie in Puri temple, Police begin probe

Puri: A youth claiming to be a sevayat at the Srimandir has posted selfies taken inside the temple on his social media profile which has raised questions on how mobile phones were permitted within the temple premises. Police has begun probe into the incident after the post has gone viral. While visitors to the temple […]

Molestation slur: No such cop was on duty, says Puri SP

Puri: In a major twist to the incident of molestation allegation against a policeman during ‘darshan’ at Gundicha Temple in Puri, the district SP stated that there was no such cop on duty that day against whom the girl has brought the molestation allegation. SP Sarthak Sarangi said,”The girl had brought the allegation against one […]

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Puri lawyer murder: Grilling of wife, kin underway

Puri: On the basis of the statement of the three arrested accused in the brutal murder of lawyer and lodge owner Chandan Behera, police have started interrogation of his wife and kin. Talking to media persons here today, Puri SP Sarthak Sarangi said police have found new angles in this case after interrogating the three […]

Puri doctors end stir after SP’s assurance of 24X7 security

Doctors working at the Puri District Headquarters hospital called off their cease work stir launched today for the time being after an assurance by Puri SP Sarthak Sarangi on round-the-clock security to them

Police to seek warrants against absconding servitors tomorrow

Puri: After failing to trace the ‘erring’ servitors accused of physically assaulting Puri Collector Aravind Agarwal and manhandling media persons during the night of Niladri Bije of the Trinity on Sunday, police today said it will move the court tomorrow to seek search warrants against the wrongdoers. Puri SP Sarthak Sarangi told newsmen that the […]

6 servitors arrested for attack on scribes during Niladri Bije

Puri: Six servitors have been arrested by police for creating a ruckus and attacking media persons leading to disruption of the Niladri Bije ritual of Lord Jagannath and his siblings for over an hour on Sunday. According to sources, the six arrested servitors have been identified as Bapi Khuntia, Shankar Palankdhari, Bipin Patri, Papun Mohapatra, […]

Not all servitors should be blamed for Niladri Bije fiasco: SJTA

A day after the unsavoury incident that took place during the Niladri Bije of the deities in which some media persons were manhandled by a section of the servitors on the issue of climbing of a woman on the chariot, the Shri Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA) today came up with a clarification saying it would be improper to blame all the servitors for this unfortunate incident

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Police wash hands off Snana Purnima fiasco

Bhubaneswar: Even as fingers are being pointed at the police for its alleged laxity in managing the crowd during Snana Purnima, Puri police on Thursday said it was not responsible for hordes of devotees defying the instructions not to touch the deities at the much awaited event. Addressing the media, Sarthak Sarangi, superintendent of police […]