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Nine policemen were injured as violence broke out during a 12-hour bandh protesting introduction of a queue system for devotees visiting the Jagannath Temple.
As many as 13 persons including a few Jagannath temple servitors were arrested on Monday for their involvement in violence during Puri bandh on October 3.
The bandh was observed protesting queue system in Sri Jagannath temple.
DGP Sharma along with Amitabh Thakur, IG (Law and Order) and Soumendra Priyadarshi, IG (Central) visited Puri to take stock of the situation.
The police forces conducted flag march and the situation was brought under control.
The queue system for darshan of deities at the Jagannath Temple was flouted by many devotees as they dismantled the barricades and entered the temple by breaking the queue on Monday.
Queue system will be introduced at Sri Jagannath temple here on an experimental basis from Monday as part of the reform measures suggested by the Supreme Court.
A consensus in this regard has been reached among all the stakeholders to implement 10 out of the 12 SC proposals to streamline temple affairs, SJTA chief administrator Pradipta Mohapatra said.
The decision proves that the allegations pertaining to Brahma Paribartan fiasco are true, he said.
The SJTA chief said the amicus curiae advised that the Hundi be relocated so that devotees can access it with ease.
There exists a disconnect between the apex court order on entry of non-Hindus into Jagannath temple and the references it cites.
Experts of the ASI examined strength of the stones used in the joints and found cracks.
Das said the rights of devotees thronging the temple should not be curtailed on the pretext of hereditary rights of servitors and tradition.
In June, the Supreme Court had issued a string of interim directions for protection of the sanctity and ethos of the Jagannath temple and to ensure hassle-free access to the devotees.
The Justice Raghubir Das Commission of Inquiry, constituted to probe the missing of key of inner chamber of Sri Jagannath Temple’s Ratna Bhandar, held its first sitting here on Monday.