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Police, servitors faceoff at Lingaraj temple


Bhubaneswar: A fierce face-off between police personnel and servitors near the sanctum sanctorum at the Lingaraj temple has been reported today.

According to sources, a police constable allegedly rebuked servitors in filthy language and was witnessed making indecent gesture. Besides, the cop also threatened the Sevayats to stop recording video of his lewd behavior.

Though the exact reason behind the incident is not yet ascertained, as per sources the temple priests opposed the cop who was allegedly passing derogatory comments at the servitors and devotees.

Speaking on the issue, DCP Satyabrata Bhoi said they haven’t received any complaint regarding this yet.

Reportedly, the police have however started a probe into the matter on the basis of media reports.


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