The Allahabad High Court lately directed the Tehsildar of Tehsil Chhata, Mathura District, to seem earlier than the court docket in individual to clarify how the possession of Banke Bihari Ji Maharaj Mandir was modified to a graveyard in state income data in 2004. Justice Saurabh Srivastava handed the order on August three in a writ petition filed by Sri Bihari Ji Seva Trust.
The petitioner moved the court docket submitting that plot no 1081 located at Shahpur Village, Tehsil Chhata, Mathura District was registered underneath Banke Bihari Ji Maharaj Mandir within the state income data initially. However, the identical has been modified to a graveyard in 2004.
“It is the case of the petitioner that the plot no. 1081 situated at Village Shahpur, Tehsil Chhata, District- Mathura originally against the name of Mandir Bake Bihari Ji Maharaj and the same is apparent from the record of rights of 1375-1377F, later on the same has been changed way back in the year 2004 itself against the name of graveyard,” the court docket famous.
The petitioner moved the court docket looking for a route to appropriate the document that has been illegally recorded in opposition to the graveyard instead of Banke Bihari Ji Maharaj Mandir. The petitioners argued that the plot in query has been vested with the Mandir since historical occasions, nevertheless, in 2004, one Bhola Khan Pathan, in connivance with the income officials, registered the land as a graveyard.
“Petitioner preferred the present writ petition through which a direction in the nature of mandamus has been sought in pursuance to decide the application which has already been preferred by the petitioner for correcting the revenue entry which has been illegally recorded against the graveyard in place of Mandir Bake Bihari Ji Maharaj,” the court docket famous.
On getting the data, the Mandir Trust filed an objection and the identical went earlier than the Waqf Board. A seven-member crew investigated and came upon that the graveyard was wrongly registered. The petitioner submits that regardless of this the title of Banke Bihari Ji Maharaj Mandir was not registered on the land.
Meanwhile, the Standing Counsel submitted that one other utility is pending earlier than the court docket for recording the title of the graveyard because the entries have been modified from graveyard to purani abadi.
The court docket has directed the Tehsildar to seem earlier than the court docket in individual on the date of the subsequent listening to, August 17. “In view of the aforementioned facts and circumstances, respondent no. 3 is hereby directed to appear in person for explaining the proceedings whatsoever has been carried out by the Revenue Authorities from time to time for changing the entries available over plot no. 1081 situated at Village Shahpur, Tehsil Chhata, District- Mathura,” the court docket directed.