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Brahma Parivartan Fiasco: SJTA Notice to Three Upa Dalapatis

Published: 04th July 2015 06:35 AM  |   Last Updated: 04th July 2015 06:35 AM   |  A+A-

PURI: As part of the investigation into the fiasco in Brahma Parivartan ritual, Chief Administrator of Sri Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA) Suresh Chandra Mahapatra on Friday issued notices to three Upa Dalapatis of Banajaga team to depose before the administration on July 6.

The Upa Dalapatis are Durga Dasmahapatra, Kartik Dasmahapatra and Chandrasekhar Dasmahapatra. Sources said, the three Upa Dalapatis would be questioned about the alleged Daru fixing and disturbances during Brahma Parivartan.

Meanwhile, Deula Karan Chandrasekhar Mangaraj and Tadhau Karan Sasanka Pattnaik, who were present in the temple complex during Brahma Parivartan, appeared before the court of the Chief Administrator to record their statements.

Till date, 24 persons have submitted their statements.

Mahapatra said more notices would be issued to Daitapatis as statements recorded till date are conflicting and not conclusive.

DGP Reviews Security

Director General of Police (DGP) Sanjeev Marik on Friday took stock of security arrangements for Rath Yatra.Speaking to mediapersons after a meeting with senior police officials here, Marik said a five-layer security would be thrown over the town for the festival. Thrust would be on security cover for the main temple, Gundicha temple and Badadanda, venue of the fete, and the beach. Several anti-terrorist units of Special Forces would be deployed at strategic points of the town.

Total 165 CCTV cameras installed in the town would help in managing crowd from the integrated police control room functioning from Town police station. Traffic management would also be expanded to new roads and areas and monitored from Kumbharpada traffic control room, the DGP said.

Marik also reviewed security measures for Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik’s scheduled visit to the town on Saturday. Naveen is likely to inaugurate 14 infrastructure projects which have been constructed for Nabakalebara.

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