The Tehsildar sensed foul after looking at the signatures in the documents and wrote to the SJTA for verification.
The Shree Jagannath Temple Administration has planned to make traditional attire mandatory in Srimandir in a phased manner.
The precious metal is part of the 1,345 kg silver donated by a Mumbai-based devotee of Lord Jagannath to SJTA for cladding the temple doors.
According to reports, two devotees along with a police officer from outside Odisha arrived at Gundicha temple in a four-wheeler bearing registration number OD02AS 3536 in the morning.
With 10 more persons testing positive for COVID-19, the number of such servitors increased to 18.
Puri SP K Vishal Singh said about 10 platoons of police would be deployed along the 1.5 km road from Lions Gate of Srimandir to Narendra Pokhari every day during the ritual.
As per the SOP, the temple will remain open on all days of the week except Sundays when sanitisation will be carried out.
In view of COVID-19 resurgence in the State, the SJTA has decided to observe Dolapurnima festival in strict adherence to all the safety norms.