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“I will have to demonstrate to you majesty of court” : HC raps Navi Mumbai Police and MIDC CEO for delaying demolition of Bhawkaleshwar temple

Ganesh Naik promoted Bhavkaleshwar Trust seems to have lost its final attempt to save the temple premises. There were talks might get relief when it went to Supreme Court but the SC upheld the decision of the Bombay High Court to demolish the illegal temple.

While the Supreme Court ordered demolition of Bhavkaleshwar temple, Ganesh Naik promoted Bhavkaleshwar Trust appointed former Advocate General of Maharashtra Sunil Manohar to fight the case of Bhavkaleshwar.

Meanwhile it is noteworthy that even MIDC had moved Supreme Court against the Mumbai High Court relief in the case. The Ganesh Naik promoted Bhavkaleshwar Trust’s advocates blotched the case since it Sandeep Thakur went to court. They had said that Ganesh Naik had nothing to do with the temple. However, the entire city had witnessed personal invites in the form of hoardings and print ads of Ganesh Naik inviting citizens for inauguration and even NMMC buses taking citizens to the temple venue for its inauguration.

Not to mention that the entire Naik family always made its presence felt on various occasions at Bhavkaleshwar temple. The most ironic aspect of the case being that Ganesh Naik had informed the media at that time that the temple was built after his wife saw a dream. Even Sanjeev Naik had stated the same while speaking to NMTV.

Moreover, the entire Naik family was present for the inauguration of the temple. Despite this the Bhavkaleshwar Trust’s advocates misled the court that Ganesh Naik had nothing to do with the temple. Moreover the trust had a balance of only 40000 cash and no bank account and yet it’s evident that the temple was built after spending Crores and encroaching government land illegally. With no regard of law and innumerable legal flaws, it doesn’t come as a surprise that the temple will be demolished.

Yesterday when the case came for hearing in the Bombay High Court, the bench rapped the Navi Mumbai police for going beyond the call of their duty and also said that if the MIDC CEO and Navi Mumbai Police still continue to give excuses for not demolishing the temple, the HC will be forced to show its majesty to them.

The High Court has given time to both MIDC and Navi Mumbai Police to demolish the temple and submit a compliance report to the court by November 26 when the case will be heard next, informed the petitioner Sandeep Thakur to NMTV.



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