The hearing on the maintainability of the suit filed seeking the removal of Shahi Masjid Idgah situated adjacent to the Shri Krishna temple in Mathura has been adjourned to May 10.

"As the arguments remained inconclusive the hearing was adjourned for May 10," said Advocate Sanjai Gaur, District Government Counsel (Civil) to PTI.

The plaintiff in the suit has sought the removal of Shahi Masjid Idgah constructed on a part of 13.37-acre land of Thakur Keshav Dev Ji Maharaj temple.

The suit has been filed by Mahendra Pratap Singh.

Advocate JP Nigam, appearing for the Uttar Pradesh Sunni Central Waqf Board, argued that the plea was not maintainable as the plaintiff is neither a descendent of the Krishna Janmasthan nor an office bearer of its trust and that suit is not maintainable at his instance.

It was also argued on behalf of the defendant that there was a compromise with the Committee of Management of Trust Masjid Idgah in the year 1968 and that any suit challenging the same should have been filed within 12 years therefrom.

With PTI inputs