NMMC DEMOLISHES TEM­PLES, SLUMS IN DIGHA

Hindustan Times ST (Mumbai) - HT Navi Mumbai Live - - NAVI MUMBAI - G MOHIUDDIN JEDDY

DIGHA: In a ma­jor de­mo­li­tion ac­tion un­der­taken by the NMMC, two tem­ples and a slum colony that had come up on the cor­po­ra­tion’s land, were de­mol­ished at Sa­thenagar in Digha on Wed­nes­day.

The ac­tion met with strong protest by the lo­cals sev­eral of whom were de­tained by Ra­bale police. The anti-en­croach­ment depart­ment of NMMC de­mol­ished two tem­ples – Sai Mandir and Buddh Vi­har Tak­shashila. Around 50 hut­ments that had il­le­gally come up near a fly­over too were de­mol­ished.

The lo­cals protested ve­he­mently against the ac­tion, but the police rounded them up, tak­ing them to the police sta­tion.

Digha ward of­fi­cer Ganesh Aghao said, “The de­mo­li­tion was car­ried out on the or­ders of the high court which has or­dered the de­mo­li­tion of the il­le­gal re­li­gious places. Th­ese two re­li­gious places had come up on land re­served by NMMC for pub­lic util­ity pur­poses.”

He added, “The shanties too had en­croached on gov­ern­ment land and hence were re­moved.”

BACHCHAN KUMAR

A bull­dozer razes a struc­ture on Wed­nes­day.

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