The monument at Humayunpur village in Safdarjung Enclave — that had been converted into a temple — was a “medieval-era monument”, as per a preliminary report of the Delhi government submitted to Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia.
A notification was issued in 2009 for its protection and a complaint to remove encroachments was filed with police on March 14, the report said. It added that a second complaint has been filed Saturday.
Sisodia had directed Art, Culture and Language Department secretary Manisha Saxena to submit a report after The Indian Express reported on May 4 that the Tughlak-era tomb had been converted into a temple.
The Deputy CM had said the incident should be handled with “zero tolerance” by the department since it wasn’t just a case of violating laws protecting heritage, but also a bid to disturb peace and harmony in the area.
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