Gareeb Nawaz Mosque Demolition: Allahabad High Court stays arrest of Masjid Committee members charged of forging mosque documents

1st June,2021

Gareeb Nawaz Mosque Demolition: Allahabad High Court stays arrest of Masjid Committee members charged of forging mosque documents

The Lucknow Bench of the Allahabad High Court today remained the capture of Masjid Committee individuals against whom a FIR was petitioned for supposedly manufacturing the records of the Gareeb Nawaz Mosque, which was obliterated recently (Mushtaq Ali and Ors v. Territory of UP).A Division Bench of Justices Attau Rahman Masoodi and Ajai Kumar Srivastava said that no coercive move ought to be made against the solicitors. The State has been conceded three weeks to document its counter testimony. The request states,

"Meanwhile, it is given that until a police report under Section 173(2) Cr.P.C. is documented, the solicitors will not be exposed to any coercive means. It is clarified that the solicitors will co-work with the examination and will not dodge their quality as and when called for."

On May 17, a mosque in the Ram Sanehi Ghat tehsil in Uttar Pradesh was annihilated by a managerial request. The mosque, broadly known as the Gareeb Nawaz Masjid, was leveled after specialists considered it an illicit construction. The Masjid Committee was responsible for the undertakings of the mosque.An FIR was therefore enrolled against President of the Committee, Mushtaq Ali; Vice-President Waqeel Ahmad; Secretary Mohamad Aneesh; and Dastageer, Afzaal Mohammad Naseem, alongside Uttar Pradesh Sunni Central Waqf Board Inspector Mohammad Taha, provoking them to move toward the High Court for help.

The destruction of the Mosque in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, in spite of express requests by the High Court to end destruction exercises during this period, raised numerous an eyebrow. Allow us to endeavor to translate the set of experiences and lawful parts of the question.