Illegal Construction Outside Darbhanga House Removed

PMC workers removing illegal constructions outside Darbhanga House in Patna on Tuesday.

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Patna: Anti-encroachment drive goes full steam in the state capital as Patna Municipal Corporation (PMC) workers on Tuesday removed illegal constructions outside Darbhanga House located within the heart of the Patna University campus.

Using the familiar JCB earth-movers, PMC workers raged constructions on the right side of the Darbhanga House gate surrounding the small Ram-Sita temple amid protest by people living in the area.

"This is a very old temple of Lord Ram and Sita and is built on the land that belongs to the temple and not to the Patna University," protestors said showing some documents purportedly establishing the real owner of the land.

Illegal encroachment being removed outside Darbhanga House.

"If Patna University believes the temple is built on the land owned by the university, it should produce documents to establish its claims," said the temple priest while threatening to move the court.

In spite of the protest, PMC workers demolished all illegal construction in the area.

Talking to the reporters, Patna University Registrar Prof. G K Palei said that the demolition work was being carried out in compliance with a Patna High Court order and if the temple committee was concerned about saving the temple, it should have obtained a stay order from the court.

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