One held for keeping meat on chariot during Ratha Yatra


A man was arrested for allegedly placing a carry bag containing meat on a chariot
during the Ratha Yatra festival last month near Remuna in the Balasore district, police said on Thursday.

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“The accused is from Somnathpur village near Balasore and a number of criminal cases are pending against him including rape,” Superintendent of Police Niti Sekhar said.

In the early morning of 14 July, a priest had found a plastic carry bag containing meat in the corner of the chariot. The incident had evoked large-scale resentment among

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The incident had evoked large-scale resentment among the local people who staged a road blockade.


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