Odishatv Bureau

Advocate Vishnu Shankar Jain, representing the Hindu side in the Gyanvapi case said that the Archaeological Survey of India in its report mentioned that a Hindu temple had existed where the Gyanvapi mosque had been constructed. 

Speaking to the media, the lawyer read out the ASI report and said that there is a sculptural image in the cellar. 

"The ASI has said that there existed a large Hindu Temple prior to the construction of the existing structure. This is the conclusive finding of the ASI," Jain said while reading out the ASI report before media.

"The ASI report also said that based on scientific studies/surveys carried out of architectural remains, exposed features, artifacts inscriptions, art, and sculptures, it can be said that there existed a Hindu temple prior to the construction of the existing structure," the advocate said citing the ASI report.

Hindu side advocate, Subhash Nandan Chaturvedi, while speaking to ANI said, "ASI in its report has stated that a Hindu temple was destroyed and a Masjid was built on its remains."

A total of 11 people, including from both the Hindu and the Muslim sides, earlier in the day applied in the court to get the ASI survey report on the Gyanvapi complex adjoining the Kashi Vishwanath temple.