MEERUT: Activists of Akhil Bharatiya Hindu Mahasabha have allegedly performed a ceremony here for construction of a "temple" dedicated to Mahatma Gandhi's assassin Nathuram Godse, following which the administration has ordered a probe into the matter.
The "bhumi pujan" (prayers) was performed at a temple on Shaarda Road here yesterday.
During the event, the national general secretary of Akhil Bharatiya Hindu Mahasabha Acharya Madan allegedly praised Godse, calling him a true patriot and criticised Prime Minister Narendra Modi over the issues of Ram Temple and revocation of Article 370 from Jammu and Kashmir.
Mahasabha members also allegedly spoke of launching a campaign for conversion.
Acting District Magistrate Navneet Singh Chahal told PTI today that the district administration has taken the incident seriously and ordered the police officer in charge of the area to probe it.
Case will be registered and strict action will be taken against whoever is found guilty, he said.
SSP Onkar Singh said the matter is serious.
The Local Intelligence Unit has been asked to submit a report on the incident, he said, adding that strict action will be taken against those involved after the report is received.
No one will be allowed to disturb the law and order of the city and police will deal with such people strictly, he said.