CBI to probe 108-ft Hanuman idol's construction on encroached land

ANI | Updated: Dec 20, 2017 18:26 IST

New Delhi [India], Dec 20 (ANI): The Delhi High Court on Wednesday directed the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI">CBI) as to how the 108-feet Hanuman idol in Delhi's Karol Bagh was constructed by encroaching on public land.

The court directed the CBI">CBI to go after the civic officials under whose reign the structure came up.

Earlier, the HC had suggested the local authorities to consider 'airlifting' of the 108-foot Hanuman statue in central Delhi to remove the encroachments around it.

A bench of Acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice C Hari Shankar had given the suggestion while hearing a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) by an NGO seeking removal of unauthorised constructions and encroachments in the Karol Bagh area in the city.(ANI)

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