Odisha MLA Fined For Parking Vehicle In Front Of Puri Jagannath Temple

Puri: Chandbali MLA from BJD Byomakesh Ray has been fined Rs 2,000 for parking his vehicle at a no-parking zone near Jagannath Temple in Odisha’s Puri.

While visiting the 12-century shrine on Wednesday, the MLA parked his vehicle in front of the temple instead of the designated parking zone, police sources said, adding that the legislator was fined for ‘disobedience of the order of authorities’.

“An e-challan of Rs 2,000 has been issued in the name of Byomakesh Ray for violating traffic rules and parking his vehicle in no parking zone,” said Traffic Inspector Dillip Dhal.

According to reports, a local youth spotted the car being parked in front of the temple and questioned the police personnel. He later went live on Facebook and posted a video of the incident. The clip soon became viral.

Notably, the area in front of the shrine of the sibling deities is a no-parking zone.

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