Five held for holding local deity fest

The police on Monday arrested five persons for violating curfew guidelines and organising a local deity festival that resulted in a huge gathering of people at Gollala Maamidaada village in East Godavari district.

On Sunday, a few hundred local people participated in a procession of a local deity as part of the festival celebrated every five years.

Pedapudi sub-inspector T. Kranthi Kumar said five members of the festival organising committee were arrested and produced in a local court.

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