Survey and videography of Gyanvapi premises expected to begin today

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Survey and videography of Gyanvapi premises expected to begin today

Saturday, 14 May 2022 | Pioneer News Service | Varanasi

The survey and videography of Gyanvapi premises could not be started on Friday and it is expected that the advocate commissioner will begin it on Saturday.

The district administration served a notice on Anjuman Intejamia Masjid Committee to make available the keys of the underground sites of the Gyanvapi premises.

It is learnt that the court of Civil Judge (Senior Division) Ravi Kumar Diwakar in his judgment on Thursday has directed survey and videography of underground sites of Gyanvapi premises too besides the survey and videography of Shringar Gauri temple and other idols located in the premises.

In the judgement, the court directed Advocate Commissioner Ajay Kumar Mishra to furnish the survey report by May 17. The court also directed the district administration and police to ensure the survey work and videography of Gyanvapi premises without any interruption.

Following the directive of the court, the district administration served notice on Anjuman Intejamia Masjid Committee to make available the keys of underground sites of the premises. The district administration has asked the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) to ensure that there is no outsider in the premises during the survey besides the advocate commissioner, two commissioners appointed by the court and advocates of both sides so that the survey and videography could be done without any interruption.

The survey and videography of the Gyanvapi premises in which the Shringar Gauri temple is located was to be started on Friday but the advocate commissioner and his team could not start it and it is expected that the survey and videography will begin on Saturday. As per the court directive, the survey and videography is to be done between 8:00 am and 12:00 noon and the report is to be submitted in the court by May 17.

Meanwhile, namazis reached Gyanvapi mosque in large numbers on Friday to offer namaz. A heavy police force was deployed in and outside the premises to ensure namaz was offered peacefully. Senior police officers were also present there during the namaz.