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Residents protest against move to demolish temple

Mukesh Khurana, president of the temple, said that temple was not an encroachment & was constructed in 1992.

The Municipal Corporation employees on Monday were opposed by the local residents and a clash also broke out following which the MC team returned without demolishing the temple.
The Municipal Corporation employees on Monday were opposed by the local residents and a clash also broke out following which the MC team returned without demolishing the temple.

A temple has become an issue of tussle between area residents, MLA Ranjit Dhillon and Municipal Corporation.

The residents of Tajpur road blocked the national highway on Tuesday a day after a team of the MC reached there to demolish Kali Mata Shani temple in the area, terming it an encroachment.

The Municipal Corporation employees on Monday were opposed by the local residents and a clash also broke out following which the MC team returned without demolishing the temple.

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Mukesh Khurana, president of the temple, said that the temple was not an encroachment and was constructed in 1992. He said that the MC team had no proper documents and they were demolishing temple on the verbal report of area MLA Ranjit Singh Dhillon.

“We met the Police Commissioner today and lifted our protest after he assured us of a proper inquiry. It is on the orders of MLA Dhillon that Zonal Commissioner Kamlesh Bansal ordered demolition of temple. This temple is not in the list of encroachments,” he said.