Plaint moved to lodge case for damage to Taj Mahal

Plaint moved to lodge case for damage to Taj Mahal

Agra (UP): An application has been moved in the district court regarding the damage caused in the maintenance of Taj Mahal.
Officers of the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) and the Agra Development Authority (ADA) were made parties in the plaint, moved by local resident Umesh Chand Verma, demanding registration of a case in the matter.
Chief Judicial Magistrate Pradeep Kumar Singh, while admitting the complaint, fixed June 16 as the next date of hearing.
The complaint alleged that during the three-day Urs of Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan in February and March, an unruly crowd of lakhs entered the Taj Mahal and destroyed its beauty and security of the place by damaging flowers, plants, fountains, lattices and the railing.
It was further alleged that the chaos took place due to the failure of officials of the Archaeological department and ADA. Director General of ASI, Superintending Archaeologist Raj Kumar Patel and Vice-Chairman of ADA Rajendra Pansia have been made parties in the complaint.
The application alleged that setting aside the order of the Supreme Court, the 367th three-day Urs of Shah Jahan was organised on February 27, 28 and March 1 at the Taj Mahal.
It has been stated that entry for the Urs was made free of cost by the ASI, due to which lakhs of people gathered in Taj Mahal, in which the number of tourists was far higher than the pilgrims. The crowd tarnished the beauty of the Taj Mahal and also misbehaved with the personnel of the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF).
UNI

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