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Leave graveyard: Maulana

DOZENS OF Congress workers led by party leader Satyadev Tripathi staged a demonstration at the collectorate here on Tuesday and handed over a memorandum to the district magistrate in protest against the alleged grabbing of graveyard land in Gomti Nagar by the wife of a former DGP.

india Updated: Jun 01, 2006 00:03 IST

DOZENS OF Congress workers led by party leader Satyadev Tripathi staged a demonstration at the collectorate here on Tuesday and handed over a memorandum to the district magistrate in protest against the alleged grabbing of graveyard land in Gomti Nagar by the wife of a former DGP.

Stating that the Ganj Shahida graveyard land should immediately be freed from the clutches of the encroachers, the Congress workers demanded security for their leader Rizwan Ahmed, who they said was kidnapped by the land mafia on May 27 for raising the issue. Earlier prominent cleric Maulana Kalbe Jawad along with his close aide Maulana Saif Abbas visited the graveyard site in Gomti Nagar to make an on-the-spot appraisal of the issue. “Maulana Jawad has said that a huge demonstration would be held after the Friday prayers if the encroachers were not evicted from the ‘kabristan’ land,” said a spokesperson of the Kisan Kalyan Manch that had first raised the issue.

According to additional district magistrate (Executive) NP Singh the application for providing security to Rizwan has been forwarded for necessary action to the SSP by the DM. “A survey of the site has also been ordered and Sub Divisional Magistrate (Sadar) has been asked to submit a report in this connection after which proper action would be taken,” he said.

First Published: Jun 01, 2006 00:03 IST