Religious or places of worship cannot be built in police stations and offices in Rajasthan. In this regard, the Police Headquarters has written a letter in the name of all the ADG, IG, SP and Police Commissioner on Monday. However, the Additional Director General (ADG) of Police Housing Department A. Ponnuchami has issued this order.
Actually, religious places are being constructed in all the police stations of the state. Most of the constructions are made with the help of public participation or the Bhamashah of the village. In such a situation, citing this, he said that in the last several years, there has been an increase in the construction of places of worship with public participation in the name of faith in various types of office complexes and police stations of the police department, which is not within the purview of the law. 'Rajasthan Religious Buildings and Places Act 1954' also prohibits the religious use of public places.
Apart from this, there is no provision for the construction of places of worship in the maps. These maps are prepared by the state government for the construction of administrative buildings of police stations in the state. Giving instructions to follow these rules, ADG A. Ponnuchami has asked the DIG, SP and Police Commissioner to ensure that the rules of the 'Rajasthan Religious Buildings and Places Act 1954' be followed through all the policemen in the police department i.e. no construction of places of worship in police stations and office premises.