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Kalkaji row: mosque body wants Dadwal punished

delhi Updated: Apr 25, 2010 22:58 IST
Harish V. Nair

The namaz row between the RWA of a South Delhi housing society and devotees of a mosque within its premises took a new turn with the mosque's managing committee seeking punishment for Delhi Police Commissioner Y.S. Dadwal for contempt of court.

Ironically, Zahir Ahmed, the President of the Managing Committee moved the HC four days after it dismissed a contempt petition filed by the RWA against Dadwal. The court will hear the matter on Monday.

The RWA had said police did not comply with a January 2009 order to prevent devotees from encroaching on to the pavements, roads, bylanes and parks near the apartments.

Seeking contempt proceedings against Dadwal, Kalkaji Police Station ACP and the RWA of Aravali Apartments of Alaknanda, Ahmed alleged cops were harassing the devotees at the behest of the RWA.

Ahmed claimed the namazis confined themselves only to the mosque and an adjacent courtyard. He said the court had allowed namazis to use the courtyard for namaz on the ground that it was not meant for car parking.