British national enters Jagannath Temple

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 8, 2010 - 18:21

Puri: A British national who entered the
Sri Jagannath temple premises, where are foreigners are
barred, sent the administration into a tizzy on Tuesday.

The 25-year-old British national, Steven Galaro,
spotted by sevayats in the temple was caught and handed over
to the police.

The tourist was handed back by the police to the
temple administration, who after thorough verification and
scrutiny of let him off, police sources said.

The tourist was allowed to go after verification of
his antecedents as there was no rule for taking action in such
cases, a senior official of the temple administration D P
Panda said.

As Galaro had not entered the sanctum sanctorum, temple
rituals remained unaffected, he said.


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First Published: Tuesday, June 8, 2010 - 18:21

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