The Varanasi District Court today rejected the plea to change the court-appointed Advocate Commissioner for conducting a video survey of the Gyanvapi-Shringar Gauri complex and appointed two additional Advocate Commissioners to assist him.

The Court also directed the completion of the survey by May 17 and the submission of its report.

The Court of Civil Judge (Senior Division) Ravi Kumar Diwakar, which had also heard the matter relating to the opening of the two basements located inside the mosque complex for videography, delivered the verdict after hearing the arguments of both the sides.

The Gyanvapi mosque management committee had filed an application seeking a replacement of court official Ajay Kumar Mishra, who was assigned to do the survey, claiming he was not impartial.

With PTI inputs