Ujjain: Congress demands separate police station for Mahakal Temple

Ujjain: City Congress acting President Vivek Yadav along with several party members submitted memorandum to Inspector General, Ujjain range Rakesh Gupta demanding a separate police station for Mahakaleshwar temple day to day managements.

Vivek Yadav pointed out that every day thousand of devotees visited the city and these numbers increased manifold during the festivals, holidays and special occasions. Generally Mahakal police station officials were deployed for temple security and crowd management purpose due to which their actual job responsibilities and civic works were hampered badly, he said. He alleged that at present around 400 registered complaints were pending at Mahakal police station out of which only 2 complaints had been cleared by the police.

Vivek Yadav asked senior police officials to transform the present Mahakal station into a police station with separate staff and proper segregation of job responsibilities. This, he said wouldservea dual purpose with a dedicated police force for temple management  on the one hand, which will help curb incidents like pick-pocketing, chain snatching and strengthening and responsibilities for the safety, security and solve the problems of residents of the area, he added.

Subsequently Congress party members protested against the ongoing maladministration and corruption at the Mahakal temple. They have been continuously demanding to address the issues of corruptions of money for entry passes and also asking for the facilities for devotees come for bhasmaarti. Few days ago they submitted memorandum to the collector Manish Singh asking to make arrangements for devotees coming for bhasmaarti but so far no action has been taken by temple management committee.

So city Congress will organise a day long fast on Wednesday at Dewas gate as a resentment against the temple management, he added. City congress president Mahesh Soni, acting president Ravi Bhadauriya, block president Ajit Singh Thakur, Rajesh Bathali, Ramesh Parihar and several other party members were present.

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