Lord Hanuman gets notice to vacate encroached land

Lord Hanuman gets notice to vacate encroached land

A legal notice has been issued by Begusarai district administration to Lord Hanuman asking him to “voluntarily vacate the encroached government land” or he will be personally responsible for any damage was caused to the temple while carrying out anti-encroachment drive.

The notice (No 274, dated Feb 5), issued by the circle officer (CO) of Begusarai, has given an ultimatum to Lord Hanuman to vacate the land within 48 hours or else the district administration will forcibly evict him.

 “The charges for removal of encroachment from the temple premises will have to be borne by him,” the notice further said.

A railway flyover has been planned in the area and the Hanuman temple, in front of the Lohianagar Ayurveda College in Begusarai, is causing hindrance to the construction of the bridge.

Therefore, the circle officer Niranjan Kumar Singh has issued notices to all those who have encroached upon the government land.

“Since a flyover is coming up, we have issued notices to around 50 people. Since the temple is also coming in the way, a separate notice has been issued in the name of Hanuman Mandir,” said the circle officer.

Protest against officials
Meanwhile, the activists of Bajrang Dal, an offshoot of BJP, are up in arms over the administration’s move to remove the temple from that area.
 A group of protestors, led by district Bajrang Dal leader Shubham Bhardwaj, demonstrated against the district officials and said since the locals had been offering obeisance to Lord Hanuman for the last 20 years, the temple should not be removed at any cost.