Online sale of Nirmalya: SJTA files FIR against Amazon

Puri: The Shree Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA) today filed an FIR against e-commerce platform Amazon over the online sale of Nirmalya prasad of Srimandir in Odisha’s Puri town.

SJTA Administrator (Development) Ajay Kumar Jena lodged a complaint at the Singhadwara police station here alleging that Nirmalya is being sold online by Amazon without the permission of the temple administration. Jena has sought action against the firm.

The Suar Mahasuar Nijog had also filed an FIR at the police station yesterday over the matter. Earlier, Sambhunath Khuntia, a servitor of the temple, had also filed a complaint against Amazon India.

“Nirmalya is being sold on Amazon at higher price without any permission of the temple administration. I have lodged an FIR in this regard and drawn the attention of the temple administration. The person or organisation involved in the sale should be punished,” said Khuntia.

On the other hand, Anil Kumar Sahu, convenor of Puri Zilla Yuva Adhivakta Sangha, today sent a legal notice to Amit Agarwal, Global Senior VP and Country Head, Amazon India over the issue seeking a reply from him within 20 days.

The prasad was being sold on the website at Rs 59 per packet containing 25 grams of Nirmalya with a delivery charge of Rs 50.

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