Special Court Commissioner Vishal Singh, on Thursday, submitted the report of the videography and survey of Gyanvapi mosque complex in the court of Civil Judge (Senior Division) Ravi Kumar Diwakar.
Meanwhile, the court posted the next hearing on May 23 on the application filed by the advocates of the plaintiff demanding the demolition of the wall of room-like structure beneath the sealed wazu khana where a “Shivling” is claimed to have been found during the survey. On the same day, the court will also hear the application moved by the district government counsel to shift the fishes from the sealed wazu khana to safer place.
Special Court Commissioner Vishal Singh along with Assistant Court Commissioner Ajay Pratap Singh submitted the report of videography and survey conducted on May 14, 15 and 16 in the court of Civil Judge (Senior Division) Ravi Kumar Diwakar on Thursday morning.
The court commissioners refused to divulge the details of the survey report to media persons but said it ran to 15 pages and covered the videography and survey of the inside area of Gyanvapi mosque complex, including the wazu khana where the Shivling is claimed to have been found.
The court commissioners reportedly also submitted two 32 GB memory cards containing the videos and photographs taken during the survey and 70 annexures. They also reportedly submitted some evidence materials in some boxes in the court.
It is learnt that earlier, late Wednesday evening, Court Commissioner Ajay Kumar Mishra had submitted his survey report of one and half pages. His survey report is based on the videography and survey conducted on May 6 and 7 of the outer side of the Gyanvapi premises in which Shringar Gauri temple is located besides the Gyanvapi mosque.
It is claimed that his report was leaked by someone in it states that some signs of Hindu religion were found on the walls of Gyanvapi mosque such as motif of sheshnaag on the backside wall of the mosque and four idols as vigrah on a signboard from north to western side of the wall of the mosque. It is said that the court has taken this report on record.
Civil Judge (Senior Division) Ravi Kumar Diwakar will now hear the application filed by the advocates of plaintiff demanding demolition of the wall of the room-like structure of wazu khana in which Shivling is claimed to have been found, on May 23. The advocates of the defendant have raised objection to this claim, contending that the structure found is a fountain and not a Shivling. The court will also hear another application moved by district government counsel Mahendra seeking permission to shift the fishes in wazu khana to safer places the same day.
It is noteworthy that the Supreme Court will hear the same matter at 3:00 pm on Friday, so the Varanasi court extended the date of hearing on both applications to May 23.
Civil Judge (Senior Division) Ravi Kumar Diwakar had ordered videography and survey of Gyanvapi premises on a petition filed by five women seeking access to perform puja at Shringar Gauri temple and of other idols located on its premises.