Lord Hanuman tagged as tax defaulter in Bihar's Ara district
Patna: Ara Municipal Corporation has decided to issue a notice to Lord Hanuman for failing to pay property tax of Rs. 4.33 lakh.
"Lord Hanuman has has defaulted on payment of property tax worth Rs.4.33 lakh to be paid to Ara Nagar Nigam," a civic official said on Saturday
According to Ara Municipal Corporation officials, there are three holdings (property) in the name of Lord Hanuman at Badi Mathiae town.
Concerned officials have informed the temple authorities twice to clear the dues of holding tax. But it is yet to be paid.
According to Ara municipal commissioner Pramod Kumar, there is a provision to send notice in the name of holder. "Three properties are in the name of Hanuman and property tax has not been paid."
In February this year, a lower court in Rohtas district issued summons to Lord Hanuman for appearance in court in connection with a roadside temple dedicated to him.
The sub-divisional magistrate in Rohtas asked the Indian deity to appear in his court after hearing a complaint of encroachment filed by the state Public Works Department.
Earlier, an official in Begusarai district had issued an encroachment notice against 'Bajrang Bali' regarding a roadside temple constructed in his honour in Lohia Nagar area.
Protesting Bajrang Dal workers, however, forced the authorities to dump the notice.
On February 1, a lawyer in Bihar's Sitamarhi district lodged a complaint against Lord Ram and his brother Laxman for ill treatment of Ram's pregnant wife Goddess Sita.
Chief Judicial Magistrate Rash Bihari rejected the case as "not maintainable" and "beyond logic and facts" as the petition had sought registration of a case against Lord Ram and his brother Laxman for banishing Goddess Sita into exile "without proper justification", especially when she was pregnant.
(With IANS inputs)