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‘Ask MLA to raze illegal structure’

The Delhi Police on Tuesday moved the High Court seeking direction to legislator Shoaib Iqbal to remove the illegal structure built on his orders in Subhash Park.

The Delhi Police on Tuesday moved the High Court seeking direction to legislator Shoaib Iqbal to remove the illegal structure built on his orders in Subhash Park,where the ruins of a 17th century mosque were allegedly unearthed.

The court had earlier directed the North corporation and police to remove the structure. However,in its application on Tuesday,police said since it is the month of Ramzan,if their application is not allowed,the removal of the structure by police might result in “disturbance of peace”.

“Appropriate orders/direction be issued to Shoiab Iqbal,MLA (legislator) to remove unauthorised construction/obstruction/ nuisance in the Subhash Park site under the supervision of Archaeological Survey of India (ASI),” said Delhi Police in their application while seeking modification of the court’s earlier order and extension of time for its compliance.

The application also stated that Independence Day celebrations were approaching,for which security arrangements were to be made and police deployed in the area. “Additionally,Ramdev and his team have booked Ramlila ground from July 25 to August 30 for his fast,which will start on August 9,” the police application said.

“The applicant is bound to manage all the above throughout the month of August. Each of the aforementioned events would need massive deployment of police force for maintaining peace,law and order. As such,special efforts would have to be made to ensure peace in the area,” the plea said.