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'Illegal mosque' among 11 structures sealed in Gurugram

IANS  |  Gurugram 

The Municipal Corporation of Gurugram (MCG) on Wednesday sealed 11 structures, including an "illegal mosque" falling within the restricted area of an ammunition depot here on Old Road.

The MCG once again acted on the illegal construction falling within the 300 meters radius of ammunition depot near the Gurugram plant here.

These structures built or under construction were sealed in the presence of heavy police force.

The rightwing has alleged that a three-storey residential building in the area was being used as an illegal mosque for the last few months.

"A loudspeaker was also installed on the building," the outfit said in a complaint filed with the district administration a fortnight ago.

"A private property is being used for community religious work," said in a complaint.

But Hazi Sehzad Khan, of Muslim Ekta Manch, told IANS: "We bought the 87 square metre plot four years ago and completed the construction two years ago. Our community has been offering namaz for a long time but now some people are opposing it."

Khan said the plot was purchased in the name of member

"Our people are seated outside the sealed Masjid. We have warned the district administration that we will take the extreme step if the building was not unsealed soon," he said, hinting at suicide.

A Municipal said they had been acting against illegal constructions time to time.

"We are following the directions of the and High Court to vacate and stop under construction buildings within 300 meters of ammunition depots," the told IANS.



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First Published: Wed, September 12 2018. 21:38 IST