Trustees of two renowned shrines on Central Avenue raze illegal structures on their own

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 30 Sep 2018 09:08:06


Staff Reporter,

The shrines were razed in presence of NMC’s Enforcement Department officers and policemen

The trustees of famous Dargah Gaur Ali Shah on Central Avenue and Hajrat Baba Hyder Ali Dargah, Lakadganj Road have started demolition of structures encroaching the road as per the directions of Nagpur bench of Bombay High Court. Heavy police bandobast of Lakdaganj Police Station was deployed at both the locations to avoid any untoward incident.

The trustees assured the officers of Enforcement Department of Nagpur Municipal Corporation (NMC) that they would demolish the shrines on their own. The department had directed the trustees to demolish the structures else they would raze it using JCB.

Earlier, the trustees and a team of NMC held discussion at Lakadganj Police Station over demolition of the structures. When NMC expressed its motive citing High Court order, the trustees sought some time to demolish the shrines on their own as they had to call their priest from Bareilly. When NMC refused, they started removing important materials from the shrines.

Ashok Patil, Assistant Commissioner and Sanjay Patil, Enforcement Officer stated that they have to follow directions of Nagpur Bench of Bombay High Court. Therefore, the trustees should remove the structures or they will demolish it. After lot of heated discussion and deliberations, Trustees agreed to demolish the shrines on their own.

Continuing the drive, the NMC team demolished Bhairavnath Mandir, Azam Shah Square, Hanuman Temple, near Rahate Hospital, Dargah Sayyed Jalaluddin Baba and Hajrat Baba Sayyed Sahab Dargah.

Trustees of Bhangram Mahakali Mandir, Central Avenue also are ready to demolish the shrine on their own.
Sanjay Khandekar, Police Inspector along with a pose of policemen was present at the spot.