On Monday, a group of petitioners seeking to have the Shahi Idgah mosque in Mathura demolished requested that a court send an attorney commissioner to the site to look for traces of a temple.
Earlier this year, ten separate petitions were filed in Mathura courts by Hindu organisations seeking to have the mosque removed from the 13.37-acre grounds of the Katra Keshav Dev temple, which they said was erected on the birthplace of Lord Krishna.
Officials said the petitioners sought on Monday that the civil judge’s senior division send an advocate commissioner to the mosque to report the presence of temple signs in the mosque as claimed by them.
Sanjai Gaur, district government attorney, said, “The application will be considered on July 1.”
The court was asked to make an order under the urgency clause for sending a survey commission to the mosque, according to counsel Rajendra Mahashwari, who is also a petitioner.
The court was also told in the motion that a survey commission report might be acquired by sending the commission to the mosque in June, paving the stage for action on July 1, he said.