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Photos taken inside Jagannath temple, policeman suspended

Press Trust of India  |  Bhubaneswar 

The district police on Monday placed a (SI) of police under suspension on charge of posting pictures, taken inside the temple, on Facebook, police said.

The of Police (SP) of district, Sarthak Sarangi took action barely some hours after photos, taken by a inside the temple, went viral on social media, the police said.

The erring SI, Dilip Panda, was posted at the Sea Beach Police Station in

He had performed 'Mahalaya Shraddha' (a ritual) on 'Baisi Pahacha'(22 steps), inside the 12th century shrine, on Monday morning, a said.

He took pictures of different places inside the temple when he was at the temple to perform the rituals and posted them on his account, the added.

The cop had taken his mobile phone inside the temple though there is a ban on carrying mobiles inside the temple premises, he said.

The cop later deleted the pictures from his account as some channels reported the incident, he added.

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First Published: Mon, October 08 2018. 22:45 IST