Patna, Feb 17: A lower court on Wednesday issued summons to Lord Hanuman for appearance in court in connection with a roadside temple dedicated to him in Rohtas district, a government lawyer said.
The Sub-Divisional Magistrate in Rohtas asked the monkey god to appear in his court after hearing a complaint of encroachment filed by the Public Works Department.
The court's order was pasted on the idol of Lord Hanuman at the temple in Dehri-on-Sone in Rohtas district by district officials. [#KejriwalInsultsHanuman: Arvind Kejriwal tweets image portraying Lord Hanuman in bad taste]
The department, in its complaint, sought the court's intervention to remove the 'Panchmukhi' Hanuman temple as it caused obstruction to movement of traffic.
A group of Bajrang Dal activists and local Bharatiya Janata Party workers have opposed the court notice to Lord Hanuman and demanded its withdrawal.
Early this month, a district official issued an encroachment notice against 'Bajrang Bali' regarding a roadside temple constructed in his honour in Lohia Nagar area in Begusarai district.
However, protesting Bajrang Dal workers forced the authorities to dump the notice. [Is Lord Hanuman Alive Today?]
On February 1, a lawyer in the Bihar's Sitamarhi district complained against Lord Ram and his brother Laxman.
Chief Judicial Magistrate Rash Bihari rejected the case as 'not maintainable' and 'beyond logic and facts' the petition that sought registration of a case against Lord Ram and his brother Laxman for banishing Sita into exile 'without proper justification".