Police on Friday arrested 12 folks for allegedly getting ready and carrying pretend RT-PCR certificates to enter the Jagannath temple.
The 12th Century shrine was reopened on August 23 and carrying detrimental RT-PCR certificates or vaccination certificates is necessary for getting into.
Of the 12 arrested, 4 are devotees – two from Madhya Pradesh, one from Chhattisgarh and one from Angul district of Odisha – police stated, including that each one of them had been carrying pretend certificates. The eight others arrested had been concerned in issuing the pretend certificates.
“After intercepting the suspected persons, we contacted the hospitals mentioned in the certificates to verify. The involvement of the hospitals is still under investigation,” Puri Superintendent of Police, Kanwar Vishal Singh, stated. The detrimental studies had been being issued at charges starting from Rs 500-700 relying on urgency, he stated. The police have additionally seized a pc and different gadgets, whereas searches are ongoing.