Bhubaneswar: Solicitor General & Amicus Curiae to visit Puri today to inquire into the allegations of unauthorised eviction drive around the Srimandir.
It should be noted that on August 27, the Supreme Court had asked the Solicitor General of India Tushar Mehta and Amicus Curiae Ranjit Kumar to visit Puri Srimandir to review the implementation of recommendation by BP Das Commission of Inquiry for removal of structures up to 75 metres from the Meghanad Pacheri of the 12th-century shrine. The officials were earlier scheduled to visit Puri on September 9.
on August 27 the Supreme Court on Tuesday quashed two petitions seeking a stay on the eviction drive which came as a boost to the State administration. The Intercontinental Lawyers’ Association and a resident of Chennai had filed petitions challenging the removal of structures up to 75 metres from the boundary wall of the temple. However, the petitions were dismissed by the Supreme Court after Advocate General of Odisha Ashok Parija stated before the court that the eviction drive is being carried out as per the recommendations of the Justice BP Das Commission. The Advocate General invited Solicitor General Tushar Mehta and Amicus Curiae Ranjit Kumar to visit Puri to take stock of the situation.