Gujarat HC junks plea to stay demolition of Sai Baba temple on govt land

Fearing demolition the temple management moved the court against the government notices.

By: Express News Service | Ahmedabad | Published:March 29, 2015 2:45 am
Gujarat High Court, Sai Baba Mandir Management, Sai Baba temple, Thaltej area, temple, Justice Rajesh H Shukla Fearing demolition the temple management moved the court against the government notices.

The Gujarat High Court dismissed a petition moved by Sai Baba Mandir Management that runs Sai Baba temple in Thaltej area of Ahmedabad, seeking regularization of the temple. The petition filed in 2012 had challenged notices issued by Ahmedabad district collector saying that the temple is built on the government land which would be demolished.

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Fearing demolition the temple management moved the court against the government notices. It told the court that this is one of the oldest temples of Sai Baba which came into existent even before the freedom movement. The petitioner claimed that there is nothing on record stating that the land is owned by the government.

Justice Rajesh H Shukla dismissed the temple management’s petition on Friday and upheld the notices served by the government. The court found that the temple is constructed on government land which should be demolished.

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