The BJP-ruled North Delhi Municipal Company will discover granting “authorized standing” to a prefabricated Hanuman temple that has come up at Chandni Chowk the place a temple was demolished by authorities in January, NDMC Mayor Jai Prakash mentioned Sunday, whilst police initiated motion within the matter.
“I’ve deliberate to name a high-level assembly tomorrow with officers to debate potential methods by which authorized standing could possibly be given to the construction,” he mentioned.
He termed the matter “very delicate”, however mentioned the construction anyway is on the median verge of the highway.
The Delhi authorities’s Public Works Division (PWD) Saturday lodged a grievance with the police searching for motion on organising of the prefabricated, metal construction on the median verge of Chandni Chowk by unknown folks.
Whereas no FIR has been registered up to now within the case, a police officer mentioned, “We’ve obtained the grievance and vital authorized motion has been taken within the matter.”
He didn’t specify what “authorized motion” was taken by the police.
The PWD grievance filed on the Kotwali Police Station acknowledged that some unknown folks stored the prefabricated construction on the median close to Kucha Mahajani in Chandni Chowk on the evening of February 18.
“This construction is principally an impediment within the theme of the (Chandni Chowk beautification) venture and positioned with out permission from venture executing authorities. On this regard, it’s requested to take vital motion on the earliest in order that the venture might be accomplished inside timeline,” the PWD grievance mentioned.
The makeshift construction has come up on the central verge of the primary Chandni Chowk highway, near the place an outdated Hanuman temple existed that was demolished in January following a courtroom order, to pave approach for the beautification work.
In the meantime, locals have began visiting the makeshift temple and providing prayer. The Lord Hanuman idol from the outdated temple has been stored there now, and a priest has additionally been deputed to officiate the worship.
Delhi BJP spokesperson Praveen Shankar Kapoor mentioned the January demolition of the “historic” Hanuman Mandir had harm the feelings of native residents and merchants within the enterprise district.
The sudden reestablishment of the Hanuman Mandir at an undisputed web site simply few meters away from the unique temple web site has made folks very completely satisfied, he mentioned.
Through the previous two days hundreds of devotees together with BJP, Aam Aadmi Social gathering and Congress leaders provided prayers right here, he mentioned.
“Persons are upset that the PWD has written to the Delhi Police objecting to the Mandir construction. Individuals who noticed AAP leaders performing a Havana on the Mandir had been angered to see that the Delhi authorities has complained towards the Mandir,” Kapoor mentioned.
He has additionally written to Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal protesting towards the PWD’s grievance and demanded it’s withdrawn
The brand new temple web site is “undisputed” and the Chief Minister ought to ask PWD minister Satyendra Jain, who additionally heads the Non secular
Committee, to overview and approve the brand new Mandir, making it a part of the beautification plan, he mentioned.