PRAYAGRAJ: The Allahabad high court on Tuesday directed the Uttar Pradesh government to file its reply (counter affidavit) in response to a public interest litigation (PIL) seeking direction to the state government to frame a proper scheme for upkeep and maintenance of Shri Thakur Bankey Bihari Ji Maharaj temple at Vrindavan.
The court fixed February 14, 2023 as the next date of hearing in the case.
On the date fixed, the court will also pass order on impleadment application filed by ‘sewayats’ (priests) of Thakur Shri Bankey Bihari Ji Maharaj temple, requesting the court to make them party to the petition as they are priests and look after the deity hence they shall be heard before passing any order in the PIL.
A division bench comprising Chief Justice Rajesh Bindal and Justice JJ Munir passed the order on a PIL by Anant Sharma and another, who had sought direction to the state to frame proper scheme for maintenance of Shri Thakur Bankey Bihari Ji Maharaj temple at Vrindavan.





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