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Four Russian nationals detained for flying drone over Jagannath Temple




 Four Russian Nationals including two women were detained by Singhadwara police for flying a drone equipped with high definition cameras over Sri Jagannath temple today.

They are being interrogated, by the police while detailed information is awaited. The Russian nationals have been identified as Maxim Verkhoturov, Yulia Shvaleova, Dima Zlobin and Elena Solodehuk. The foreign nationals are reportedly ISKCON devotees.

They were allegedly operating the drone from atop the roof of Radha Ballav mutt close to the Jagannath Temple and Singhadwara police station.

They were capturing visuals of the Jagannath Temple even from inside the precincts, sources said.

The shrine and its periphery areas are declared ‘no flying zone’ by the State government.






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