Mamta will get a shock! Calcutta HC orders demolition of TMC office in Thakurbari

Kolkata. A division bench of the Calcutta High Court has directed the city’s conservation authorities to demolish the office of the ruling Trinamool Congress in West Bengal allegedly built illegally at Jorasanko Thakurbari, the ancestral home of Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore, in the central part of the city. was made from.

A division bench of the High Court headed by Chief Justice Prakash Srivastava and Justice R Bharadwaj on Monday directed the Trinamool Congress-run Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) to remove the party office from part of the heritage site (Grade 1) within three weeks.

According to the order of the court, the heritage committee of the university will bring back the old form of Maharishi Bhavan. Where Kaviguru spent his childhood before being shifted to Shantiniketan in Birbhum Banun.

A PIL filed in the High Court has alleged that some rooms of Maharishi Bhavan in Thakurbari are being used as Trinamool Congress party’s office and some other rooms in the complex have been remodeled. The association is accused of being close to the ruling Trinamool Congress.

Significantly, Maharishi Bhavan is part of the building where Rabindranath spent his childhood. It has been illegally occupied by an office of the workers’ wing of the university, run by the ruling Trinamool Congress. The court ordered the party office to be demolished within three weeks and the heritage site restored.

This order of the court is for KMC, Kolkata Police and Heritage Site Committee. The court at the same time directed the demolition of another structure illegally occupied by the Trinamool Congress Workers Union at Rabindra Bharati University on BT Road in North Kolkata. The next hearing of the matter has been fixed on December 19.

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