Videography investigation ends day 3, report due tomorrow, CS hearing tomorrow


The judge also appointed two other lawyers to help the court commissioner with the investigation and said it should be completed by Tuesday.

The district court had said locks should be broken if keys are not available to access certain areas of the complex for the investigation. He also asked the district authorities to register the FIRs if the investigation was not authorized.

The Supreme Court will on Tuesday hear a plea against the order of the Allahabad High Court which rejected a petition challenging the order of a court in Varanasi to appoint a lawyer as a commissioner of the court to inspect the mosque compound Gyanvapi.

A bench consisting of judges DY Chandrachud and PS Narasimha will hear the plea filed by the management committee Anjuman Intezamia Masajid Varanasi.

On May 13, the Supreme Court refused to immediately stop the investigation into the Gyanvapi Mosque in Varanasi and agreed to list the case.

Lead attorney Huzefa Ahmadi, representing the petitioner, referred to a plea in the highest court filed by the Committee requesting a stay of the investigation into the compound.

The plea challenged the validity of the April 21 order of the Allahabad High Court, which dismissed the plea against the civil court order for the investigation.

Ahmadi mentioned the plea before a bench headed by Chief Justice NV Ramana.

The bench said: “We don’t know anything about it… We don’t have any details. How can we place the order?”

Ahmadi said “please grant the status quo”, and added that the mosque was covered by the law on places of worship.

The bench said, “Let me look at the papers, let me see…”


Comments are closed.