Delhi tomb allegedly converted into temple, investigation ordered

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Delhi tomb:damage and harm to a heritage property Delhi tomb was against the law

In his order to the secretary, Manish Sisodia said that causing damage and harm to a heritage property Delhi tomb was against the law

New Delhi: MNN:Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia on Friday ordered an enquiry into the alleged conversion of a delhi tomb into a temple at Safdarjung Enclave’s Humayunpur village.

Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia directed the Art, Culture and Language Department secretary to submit a report by Saturday.

Mr Manish Sisodia’s order comes following a news report over the issue.

In his order to the secretary, the deputy chief minister said that causing damage and harm to a heritage property was against the law and a serious offence.

The tomb is in a village in Safdarjung Enclave

“It is the duty of the state Archeology Department to ensure the protection of heritage monuments listed under them and take strict action in case of a lapse,” Mr Manish Sisodia said in his order.

He said that the reported incident should be handled with zero tolerance by the department.

As it not only violated heritage related laws but also was an attempt to disturb peace and harmony in the area.

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“Secretary (ACL) to provide a detailed report to me by tomorrow (Saturday) with details of the incident and action taken by her,” the deputy chief minister also said.

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