The Supreme Court is hearing plea seeking stopping of irregularities in the management of Jagannath Temple in Odisha.
On Tuesday, amicus Ranjeet Kumar requested the court to grant him two more weeks to file a detailed response on his visit to Jagannath Temple and file a report pertaining to the evacuating campaign by the Temple authorities.
The court granted Kumar the time and adjourned the matter for further hearing to the first week of Oct.
On the previous hearing, the apex court had directed Ranjeet Kumar and Solicitor General (SG) Tushar Mehta, to visit Jagannath temple and file a report in connection with the eviction drive conducted by the temple administration.
A three-judge bench of Justices Arun Mishra, MR Shah and BR Gavai had told both of them to visit the temple on Sep 9 and 10.
The bench had also dismissed two petitions seeking stay on the eviction drive.
The petitions filed by one Arvindalochanan and other by Inter-Continental Association of Lawyers had sought stay on Odisha’s cabinet decision of razing of illegal structures in the surrounding area of the Jagannath Temple.
—India Legal Bureau