Patna, April 22 (IANS) Lord Hanuman has defaulted on payment property tax of Rs.4.33 lakh in a Bihar town and authorities have decided to issue notice to him to make the payment at the earliest, officials said on Friday.
Lord Hanuman is a “property tax defaulter” in Ara, 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 said.
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 reverred monkey god of Indian mythology 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 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 Sita into exile “without proper justification”, especially when she was pregnant.