Survey in Gyanvapi Masjid premises, tight security arrangements on every second day
Varanasi, 15 May (H.S.). On the instructions of the court in the Gyanvapi Shringar Gauri case, the survey proceedings are going on in the mosque premises for the second consecutive day on Sunday amidst tight security. The survey of the upper part of the premises is being done in the presence of a total of 52 members of the plaintiff-respondent side along with the advocate commissioner. Videography of the verandah, roof, dome, pond and outer walls of the mosque complex is to be done by 12 noon. The mobile phones of all the members were deposited before entering the mosque premises.
At eight o’clock in the morning, people from all sides went from Chowk police station to Gyanvapi Masjid through gate number four of Shri Kashi Vishwanath temple. Police Commissioner A Satish Ganesh took stock of the security arrangements on the spot. He said that after the report of intelligence, the security system here has been increased further. On the first day of the survey, there was 10 layer security outside the premises, which has been increased to 12 layer. Special attention is being given to these things so that the devotees doing darshan and worship in Vishwanath temple are not inconvenienced.
On the other hand, during the survey, videography of a part of the basement could not be done on Saturday. When it was opened on Sunday, information about getting soil filled in it has come to the fore. To which the plaintiff filed an objection. Like on the first day of the survey, the road is restricted to a distance of about one kilometer from Gyanvapi Masjid on Sunday. Barricading is already installed about 500 meters on both sides of gate number four of Kashi Vishwanath temple. No vehicle is being allowed on Godauliya-Maidagin road. Visitors are being made to enter the Kashi Vishwanath temple through the streets. Police and PAC personnel are ready at places up to a kilometer of Gyanvapi.
Report to be presented in court on May 17
The court has fixed May 17 as the date for submission of the report of the proceedings of the commission. It is believed that after the survey on Sunday, further strategy can be prepared. If the commission proceedings are completed, then on May 17, Special Advocate Commissioner Vishal Singh, Advocate Commissioner Ajay Kumar Mishra and Assistant Advocate Commissioner Ajay Pratap Singh will submit the joint report to the court. If the team feels that more time is needed for the commission, it can also ask the court for permission to present the report on the next date.