Public Works Department ordered to stop illegal construction work of a yoga building

Case of unauthorized construction of yoga building on Waqf property

Jalna: On Thursday, after the illegal construction of a yoga building and reading room on the plot of Waqf on survey number 228 near Master Phulambrikar Theater of Jalna city, the engineer of the Public Works Department immediately Assigned a letter to Divisional Engineer to stop the construction work and submit the report of it. 

Describing survey number 228 as Waqf property and all the documents related to the prized land of Abbasia Masjid, Maharashtra Waqf Board wrote a letter to Jalna Municipality on November 29, instructing them to evict the building and register police cases against the relatives. This information was also given by the board to the Public Works Department. Which was published in the headlines by Lokmat Samachar. After this, today the Executive Engineer issued a letter to the Deputy Divisional Engineer asking him to immediately stop the work and report it.

* Construction of Yoga Bhawan was being done from the government treasury

It is noteworthy that the luxurious building and reading room of Yog Bhavan was being constructed on the prized land of Waqf without the permission of the Waqf Board, not by any private person, but by the public treasury, under the supervision of the Public Works Department. He was stopped after the matter reached the court. Under the plan of spending about 5 crores, work worth more than 3 crores has been done so far.

* If the work does not stop then there will be hunger strike  – Mohammad Javed

Mohammad Javed Mohammad Yusuf, Khadim of Dargah Jan Ullah Shah Baba, who took the matter to the court, says that since the first day in this matter, the attitude of the Waqf Board, as well as the Public Works Department and Jalna municipality, has been negative. The Waqf Board and NP were required to register a case on the matter, but the matter was deliberately being ignored only because the funds for this work were made available by the Union Minister Raosaheb Danve and this work was given to a person very close to the Union Minister. Due to the matter being in court, these departments have to blacken the documents, even if they are reluctant. But if the work does not stop now, he will go for hunger strike.  Private people are encroaching on the property of Waqf, now government departments are also openly harming Waqf by adopting corrupt policies.