Lord Hanuman is 'property tax defaulter' in Bihar, gets notice

Authorities in Bihar's Ara town have issued a notice to Lord Hanuman who has defaulted on paying property tax of Rs.4.33 lakh, said reports on Friday.

Lord Hanuman is 'property tax defaulter' in Bihar, gets notice

Patna: Authorities in Bihar's Ara town have issued a notice to Lord Hanuman who has defaulted on paying property tax of Rs.4.33 lakh, said reports on Friday.

The authorities have issued notice to the 'Lord Hanuman' asking him to make the payment at the earliest.

The matter relates to the Ara, the district headquarters of Bhojpur, in Bihar.

"Lord Hanuman has property tax dues of Rs.4.33 lakh to be paid to Ara Nagar Nigam," a civic official was quoted as saying by IANS.

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.

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 Sita.

With IANS inputs

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