Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Cuttack, Mar 12:
International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON) has filed a review petition against a single bench verdict of Orissa High Court on February 24 which had rejected its appeal challenging the stop work order of Puri-Konark Development Authority (PKDA).
ISKCON, yesterday has challenged Justice Sanju Panda’s verdict asking ISKCON to present its side on the temple project of proposed construction of a Jagannath temple in Odisha’s holy city Puri to PKDA.
The ISKCON’s project director Banamali Das has said that the next hearing date is on March 16.
Earlier, ISKCON had moved the High Court following PKDA’s order to ‘stop work’ on the temple at Baliapanda and submit details of the project.
Notably, senior BJP leader Bijay Mohapatra on January 18 had alleged at a press conference that ISKCON was conspiring to construct another Jagannath temple in Sipasarubali mouza in Puri.
On the next day, PKDA had ordered stopping construction of the proposed temple till disposal of the case.
On the other hand, ISKCON at a press conference on the same day clarified that Lord Jagannath, Lord Balabhadra and Devi Subhadra would not be worshipped at the proposed temple.
Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on February 10 ordered for an administrative inquiry into the construction of the proposed Jagannath temple by International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON) in Puri by the Revenue Divisional Commissioner (Central Division) and submit the report within 60 days.