Varanasi: A team of the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) officials reached the Gyanvapi mosque on Sunday morning to continue the scientific survey of the complex. A team of the police force has also been deployed in the area before the arrival of the ASI team.

“The third day of the survey will begin today. The primary stage has finished and the secondary stage will begin today. Machinaries will also be used”, said Subhash Nandan Chaturvedi, an advocate representing the Hindu side in the Gyanvapi case.

Lawyer Sudhir Tripathi representing the Hindu side said that they have discovered remains of the fragmented idols amidst the debris during the ongoing survey conducted by the Archeological Survey of India (ASI) at the Gyanvapi mosque complex in Varanasi.

Earlier on Saturday, Anjuman Intezamia Masajid, the Gyanvapi Mosque Management Committee joined the court-mandated ASI scientific survey as experts began 3D mapping of the compound and also checked out one of the cellars. Meanwhile, AIM joint secretary SM Yaseen expressed satisfaction with ASI’s work and confirmed that no keys were sought to open any portion locked by the mosque management.