Social distancing norms went for a toss as an enormous crowd of individuals gathered exterior the favored Banke Bihari Temple right here on Saturday because it opened after over seven months in view of the coronavirus pandemic outbreak.
The police reached the spot to regulate the group and accused the temple authorities of mismanagement.
“The indecisive temple officers are chargeable for the group exterior the temple amid the pandemic scenario,” Deputy SP Ramesh Chand Tewari stated.
He stated the temple authorities did not put in place a correct registration mechanism to stop crowding of individuals.
This has led to confusion among the many devotees, the officer stated.
Tewari added that the police can not lathicharge harmless devotees for the fault of the temple administration. The temple supervisor, Munish Sharma, stated it had been determined to allow a restricted variety of devotes into the complicated each day after they register themselves on-line.
Nevertheless, we confronted points with the web system and are attempting to repair the glitches, he stated.
In the meantime, a disagreement broke out between Sharma and the temple priest over the incident. Sharma alleged that the principle priest, Shailendra Goswami, did not open the shrine to devotees at eight am, following which lots of people needed to wait exterior.
He stated Goswami was busy performing particular pooja for a choose variety of devotees contained in the temple complicated. The priest, nonetheless, refuted the fees.
He stated he was given entry into the temple at eight am and that it normally takes two hours to adorn the deity with jewels and garments.
“We accomplished the ‘shringaar’ (adorning the deity with jewels) in lower than two hours because it was already late,” Goswami stated.
He stated he has lodged a criticism with civil choose (Junior division) concerning the conduct of the temple supervisor.