Another Puri Lodge Sealed For Breaching Rath Yatra Curfew

Puri: Police on Friday sealed Shrikhetra lodge at Balgandi Chowk here for allegedly allowing people to gather on the rooftop during Rath Yatra, thereby violating prohibitory order under Section 144.

In its curfew order, the Puri district administration had prohibited people from standing or sitting on the rooftop of any building along Grand Road to view the annual chariot festival.

Earlier, another lodge at Balgandi Chowk was sealed indefinitely on charges of violation of curfew regulations imposed by the district administration for Rath Yatra.

According to a complaint, people of the lodge sat on the roof of the building and watched Rath Yatra.

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