The court said that officials responsible for allowing the idol would be prosecuted. | Photo Credit: Shanker Chakravartymore-in“Will prayer reach God if you pray from an illegal property,” remarked the Delhi High Court on Tuesday, expressing displeasure at the illegally constructed Hanuman idol in Karol Bagh here. A committee appointed by the High Court had revealed large-scale enchoachment on public land, including the construction of the Hanuman idol, in the area. Earlier, the court had remarked that religious structures cannot be allowed to encroach on public land for private gain and at the expense of others' rights. The court was hearing a bunch of petitions relating to illegal constructions and encroachments in Karol Bagh area of Delhi.