Puri: Byomakesh Ray, a member of Odisha Legislative Assembly (OLA) was fined Rs 2,000 as his car was found parking at a no-parking zone near the Shree Jagannath Temple in Puri.
According to police, the vehicle of Chandbali MLA Mr.Ray was parked near the Jagannath temple yesterday. A video on parking of his car at the no-parking zone went viral on social media. On being informed, today the Puri police has imposed a fine of Rs 2,000 on Mr.Ray.
“An e-challan of Rs 2,000 has been issued in the name of Byomakesh Ray for violating traffic rules and parking his vehicle in no parking zone,” said Traffic Inspector Dillip Dhal.
On the other hand, Mr.Ray said that he was not present in the vehicle during the incident and his driver had gone with the car to bring Abadha from the temple. However, when the police stopped the vehicle near the temple, he returned. “I have paid the fine,” said Mr.Ray.