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12 more arrested for violent protest against queue system at Srimadir

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Puri: The Singhadwara police today arrested 12 more persons for their alleged involvement in the violent protest against Dhadi Darshan (queue system) at Srimandir here on October 3.

With this, total number of arrested persons in this connection rose to 23. Puri SP Sarthak Sarangi said action is being taken according to CCTV footage of the incident.

As per the the order of DGP RP Sharma, police yesterday had arrested 11 persons and forwarded them to court in connection with the incident.

On October 3, Jagannath Sena activists, devotees and servitors took to streets protesting introduction of queue system atteh centuries-old temple. The angry mob had vandalized all barricades on the Bada Danda (Grand Road) and ransacked the office of Shree Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA) and residence of Minister Maheswar Mohanty.