Bombay HC directs BMC not to raze the temple

Prime News, National, Mumbai, June 29:- The Bombay High Court in an interim order restrains BMC from razing the temple Shri Patit Pawan Ganesh temple located at Carnac Bandar Bridge.

Hearing a writ petition from Trimuk Mitra Mandal, which manages the temple, the Bombay High Court issued an interim stay from demolishing the temple.

The trust argued before the court that, the alleged notice to demolish the temple is a violation of rules.

The demolition act was initiated by Bombay Municipal Corporation (BMC) on a directive passed by Government and Supreme Court order in 2011, to identify the unauthorised religious structures that build after 29 September 2009, on public places, public parks and public streets.

Countering the BMC notice, counsel for the Mandal, Advocate Satish Talekar argues that, the temple exists on a railway land and not in a public place. Advocate bring to the notice of the court that the trust formed in 1984 to manage the temple.

The petitioner further argued that, as per the government rules, the committee should be formed to identify the illegal structures; the BMC has not taken a decision to bring down the temple at BMC committee.

-(NAV, Inputs; Agencies)

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