After Lord Ram, it is his most ardent devotee’s turn to face the law.
A lower court in Bihar issued a summons against Hanuman on Wednesday, asking the monkey-god to appear before it in connection with a road-side temple in which he is the deity.
The court’s summons was pasted on the idol of Hanuman in the said temple which is situated in Dehri-on-Sone in Rohtas district, IANS reported.
The summons was issued by the sub-divisional magistrate in Rohtas after the Public Works Department filed a complaint of encroachment. In its complaint, the department requested the court’s intervention to remove the ‘Panchmukhi’ Hanuman temple saying it obstructed vehicle traffic.
Bajrang Dal activists and local Bharatiya Janata Party workers have opposed the court notice to Lord Hanuman and demanded its withdrawal.
Earlier in the month, Bajrang Dal workers forced the authorities to cancel an encroachment notice issued by a district official against ‘Bajrang Bali,’ the deity in a roadside temple constructed in Lohia Nagar area in Begusarai district.
On February 1, a lawyer in the Bihar’s Sitamarhi district complained against Lord Ram and his brother Laxman. However, the magistrate had rejected the case, saying it was ‘not maintainable’ and ‘beyond logic and facts’.
The petitioner had sought registration of a case against Lord Ram and his brother Laxman for banishing Sita into exile ‘without proper justification”.