Illegal constructions near the historic Pratapgad fort in Satara, Maharashtra. The Bombay High Court in its order has asked the Maharashtra government to remove encroachments around Afzal Khan's tom at the fort.
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Failed to take any steps:
Despite directing to clear encroachments around the tomb of Afzal Khan, who had served the Adil Shahi dynasty of Bijapur as commander, located at Pratapgad fort in Satara district, the forest department failed to initiate the necessary procedures.
HC order on forest dept over 9-yr-old order
Bombay High Court asked the state government to remove encroachments around Afzal Khan's grave or send forest officials permanently to the forest if they can't do their duty.
1000 sq. ft. unauthorised construction
The Afzal Khan's tomb is surrounded by unauthorised construction of 1,000 sq ft. There are also several number of other constructions which has been occupied near the fort which belongs to the forest department.
Where is Pratapgad fort located:
Pratapgad is a large fort located in Satara district, in the Western state of Maharashtra which is a popular tourist destination.