Ajay Kumar Mishra has been removed from the court commission in the Gyanvapi case. This action has been taken against him for leaking information in the media. Now Vishal Singh and Ajay Pratap Singh will file the survey report. Two days time has been given for this.
Earlier, the special commission appointed by the court had sought two days’ time to present the Gyanvapi Masjid survey report on Tuesday. Assistant Court Commissioner Ajay Pratap Singh said, “Two days’ time has been sought to present the report. The Hindu side also demanded removal of the wall around the Shivling and survey of those places where the team has not yet reached.
Ajay Pratap Singh said, “As per the order of the court, the videography-survey work of Gyanvapi Masjid complex was done between 14 and 16 May from 8 am to 12 noon. The report related to the survey was to be presented in the court on May 17.
Earlier, lawyers representing the Hindu side had claimed on Monday that a Shivling was found in the mosque premises during the court-mandated videography-survey work. A local court on Monday, while hearing a plea filed by the Hindu side, had ordered the sealing of the part of the Gyanvapi mosque complex where the Shivling was allegedly found.
On the other hand, a member of the committee that manages the Gyanvapi Masjid refuted the claim, saying, “The Mosques of the Mughal period have a tradition of putting fountains inside the Wazukhana. A stone of the same has been found in the survey today, which is being told as Shivling. Syed Mohammad Yasin, joint secretary of Anjuman Inazaniya Masajid Committee, had alleged that the side of the mosque management was not heard before the order was passed by Civil Judge (Senior Division) Ravi Kumar Diwakar.
Significantly, on the orders of a local court in Varanasi, the survey work done inside the Gyanvapi Masjid ended on Monday. Gyanvapi Masjid is situated close to the iconic Kashi Vishwanath Temple. The local court is hearing a plea by a group of women seeking permission for daily prayers in front of the idols on its outer walls.