New Delhi: The power supply of the Shahi Idgah mosque of Mathura was disconnected on Sunday, February 5, after a first information report was lodged against it for having an “illegal” electricity connection.
According to PTI, the FIR was lodged based on a complaint of Shri Krishna Janmabhoomi Mukti Nirman Trust under section 135 of the Electricity Act, 2003, at the Krishna Nagar police station.
The secretary of the Shahi Idgah Masjid Committee was also fined by the police authorities.
The news agency reported, citing a press statement issued by the government in Lucknow, that the action was taken as part of its ongoing campaign against illegal electricity consumption in Uttar Pradesh.
The connection was cut by a joint team of the Mathura district police and the electricity department.
The Shahi Idgah mosque is locked in a legal battle with the Shri Krishna Janmabhoomi Mukti Nirman Trust over the mosque property.
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