Flying Squad inspects Ramnathi Devasthan


North Goa Flying Squad recently inspected the controversial site at Ramnathi-Bandora to check alleged illegal hill cutting for construction of three religious structures by Shree Ramnath Devasthan.
A complaint pertaining to the alleged illegal hill cutting was made to the North Goa Flying Squad by Devasthan Mahajan, Dattaram Nayak. Acting on the complaint, a team from North Goa Flying Squad inspected the site and will submit a detailed report to the Town and Country Planning Department.
“Our team had inspected the site and it has been noticed that there has been hill cutting done. We will submit detailed report to the TCP in few days. I am not aware whether the Devasthan has obtained permission from the TCP,” North Goa Flying Squad Deputy Collector Sheru Shirodkar told Herald.
“Stop work order has been issued to the Devasthan committee and it will be revoked only when the committee submits permission obtained from the concerned authorities,” added Shirodkar.
It may be recalled that earlier this month, acting on Nayak’s complaint, Bandora Panchayat had issued a stop work order notice to Shree Ramnath Devasthan, Ramnathi-Bandora, as the temple committee undertook construction work allegedly without permissions from the concerned authorities.
However, the Devasthan committee had claimed that they have all the necessary permissions and permission from the Health Department was in process.
According to sources, the Ramnath Devasthan had undertaken work to shift the three religious structures (Pursuh Sankul) to decongest temple precincts. [H]