Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Bhubaneswar, Dec 4:
Justice B P Das Commission of Inquiry constituted by the Odisha government to recommend reforms in Sri Jagannath temple (Sri Mandir) today extended the deadline for submission of affidavits from the general public with regard to suggestions and opinions on reforms in the temple by another 15 days to 20th of this month.
In view of very less number of affidavits received, the Commission had also earlier extended the deadline for submission of affidavits from November 4 by a month till 4th of this month.
Justice Das had claimed on Saturday that the Commission has received 350 affidavits.
It may be recalled here that the state government had announced formation of the one-man judicial commission in September after the issue of manhandling of Puri Collector Arvind Agarwal by servitors during the Niladri Bije rituals this year reached a tipping point.