A large number of Congress activists on Tuesday lodged complaints with the Saifabad Police demanding FIR against the demolition of two mosques and one temple in the Secretariat premises.
The activists led by the City unit president Anjan Kumar Yadav and Minorities cell Chairman Shaik Abdullah Sohail met the Saifabad Inspector and handed him over the complaint copies in this regard. They demanded, in their complaints, to register a criminal case against Chief Secretary Somesh Kumar, Wakf Board Chairman Mohammed Saleem and others who are responsible for the demolition of places of worship to facilitate the construction of a new Secretariat building.
“The demolition of two mosques and a temple was illegal as the land where these places of worship existed was not owned by the State Government although they were located in the Secretariat premises. The Masjid-e-Moatamadi and Masjid-e-Hashmi were Wakf properties and one of them was a heritage building. They were protected under various Central laws. Therefore, their demolition was totally illegal and those responsible for it must be booked,” they said in the complaint.
The others leaders who lodged complaints include Youth Congress president Anil Kumar Yadav, TPCC Spokesperson Syed Nizamuddin, Hyderabad Congress Minorities Dept Chairman Sameer Waliullah and a few others visited the police station to submit the complaints in person. However, in view of the covid19 regulations and on the request of high authorities, remaining Congress workers lodged their complaints through online mode.