Puri Srimandir’s Inside Picture Goes Viral: SJTA Files FIR


 Puri: The Shree Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA) on Saturday filed a First Information Report (FIR) against one Shalini Passi at Singhadwar police station for taking photographs inside the temple premises and uploading the same on the social media platform Instagram.

The temple administrator, in the FIR, stated that the entry of mobile phone and camera to the premises of Shree Jagannath Temple is strictly prohibited. It has come to notice that one Shalini Passi of New Delhi has illegally taken number of photographs inside the premises of temple and made it viral.

“This act is an offence under section 30-A(4)(c) of Shree Jagannath Temple Act 1955. Besides that by publishing the photographs on social media, the culprit has endangered the security of the temple, and such activities has hurt the sentiment of millions of devotees,” stated the complaint.

The temple administration requested the Singhadwar police station to prosecute Shalini Passi under the relevant provision of law for the best interest of Lord Jagannath.

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