New Delhi: Two floors of a two-story apartment building that was demolished to create a new shopping centre has been demolished, after a crane collapsed while being lifted.
The building was being demolished to construct a shopping centre on the outskirts of the city, but was brought down in mid-July after the crane went down.
The building was built in the early 20th century and was owned by the Dera Sacha Sauda sect, according to the DIG, Sushil Suresh.
The DIG said the building is owned by one of the Dharamshala community, which is a group of about 40,000 followers of the sect.
“The building is one of only two in India with a two storey tower,” Sureshar said.
“The Dharamshera sect has a temple in the area and a mosque nearby.
The mosque is considered holy by Dharamias.
The area around the mosque is known as the Dholavati Temple, and the area around where the building was demolished has been designated as a Dholavidyam temple.”
We have received a call from the local residents asking us to demolish the building and demolish this shrine.
They want the land cleared, we will do that,” Sureh said.
There were lots of witnesses. “
A crane went up and a lot of people ran to get out of the area.
There were lots of witnesses.
A team of policemen rushed to the spot and took away the crane,” said a senior police officer.
The DGP said the police were not allowed to enter the building.