Puri: The photographs of Puri Jagannath temple’s interior once again went viral on social media exposing the laxity in security arrangements at the 12th century shrine.
According to reports, one Hitesh Sunani of Gujarat during his visit to Srimandir clicked pictures inside the temple premises at Bhitar Bedha and Koili Baikuntha and uploaded them on his Facebook account.
Hitesh, on his Facebook page, claims to be working as a Computer Hardware and Networking professional in Surat. It was learnt that Hitesh had taken the photos when he along with his family had come to visit Puri temple in New Year.
However, it is yet to be ascertained as to how Sunani managed to carry mobile phone inside the temple premises and clicked photographs, despite security check and ban imposed by the authorities.
It may be mentioned here that the Shree Jagannath Temple Adminsitration (SJTA) has strictly imposed a ban on the entry of mobile phones and other electronic gadgets into the temple premises.
The incident has again triggered widespread resentment among the devotees and people of Odisha who have alleged laxity in the security arrangement at Srimandir.
Earlier on November 4, a picture of the 12th century shrine’s interior was found doing rounds on social media after one Megha Luthra, an IndiGo Airlines crew who stays in Bengaluru, uploaded it on her Facebook account.
This apart, on October 9, a Sub-Inspector of Seabeach police station in Puri uploaded the interior pictures of the Srimandir despite being aware of the ban. He was placed under suspension hours after the news spread like wildfire.