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Settle scheme for proper administration of Shree Badi Devi Durga Mandir: Patna High Court

The Board shall consider taking required measures under the terms of the Bihar Hindu Religious Trusts Act, 1950, to settle a scheme for proper management of Shree Badi Devi Durga Mandir, Marufganj, Patna City, Patna is upheld by the High Court of Patna through the learned bench led by HONOURABLE THE CHIEF JUSTICE and HONOURABLE MR. JUSTICE S. KUMAR in the case of Shree Badi Devi Mandir, Marufganj Prabhand Samiti, Vs. The State of Bihar (Civil Writ Jurisdiction Case No.20834 of 2021)

Brief facts of the case are that this writ petition is being filed on behalf of the petitioners in representative capacity for the issuance of a writ in the nature of mandamus commanding and directing the respondent authorities of the Bihar Board of Religious Trust, to settle scheme for proper administration of Shree Badi Devi Durga Mandir, Marufganj, Patna City, Patna. petitioners request for a direction to proceed with the construction of the Durga Mandir in Marufganj under police protection, and/or for the issuing of any other writ(s), order(s), or direction(s) that the petitioners are entitled to based on the facts and circumstances of case.

The Court’s sessions are conducted by the Hon’ble Chief Justice/Hon’ble Judges through video conferencing from their respective offices/residences. The Advocates and Staffs were also able to participate in the proceedings via video conferencing from their homes and workplaces. Learned counsel for the petitioners, claims that the respondent, the Bihar State Board of Religious Trust, has taken appropriate action in the matter through its Secretary, Vidyapati Marg, Patna-1, and Chairman, Bihar State Board of Religious Trust, Vidyapati Marg, Patna-1, respectively. The District Magistrate has been ceased from the case, and orders to maintain the status quo have already been issued. In addition, the Board may consider taking necessary action under the terms of the Bihar Hindu Religious Trusts Act, 1950. The petitioners’ learned counsel does not press the current petition, reserving the right to bring appropriate proceedings under the Act if the necessity arises, and the petition and Interlocutory Applications are dismissed.

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Judgement reviewed by – Pooja Lakshmi

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