Bhind (Madhya Pradesh): Lord Hanuman has been issued a notice to evict his home, a temple, by municipal authorities in Madhya Pradesh's Bhind district to ensure removal of encroachment.
The temple is situated in the district's Bajariya locality and a portion of it is deemed to be encroaching upon the public thoroughfare.
Pursuant to a directive of Gwalior High Court to remove the encroachment, the municipal authorities on Friday issued notice addressing Lord Hanuman instead of the temple's priest or the trust.
The notice to Lord Hanuman reads: "You have illegally encroached the road which causes public inconvenience, leading to possibility of accident. Despite earlier directive to remove the encroachment, you have not complied. You were given the Gwalior High Court's order. But you didn't comply. A contempt of court case has been initiated against you."
Officers of the municipal body put up the notice on the walls of Bajaria Hanuman temple in Qila Road.
Meanwhile, with the notice drawing wide public attention and adverse comments, the top municipal officials later said the notice was mistakenly issued and would be recalled.
The priest of the temple condemned the notice to deity Hanuman and said, “This is wrong, they should have sent the notice to temple authorities/committee, not Lord Hanuman.”
(With inputs from agencies)