After the administration rolled the bulldozer on the encroachment near Afzal Khan’s grave at Pratapgarh, the former appearance of the grave has already started to be seen. The photos after the complete removal of the construction have come to light. Afzal Khan was killed by Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj on 10 November 1659. This day is celebrated as Shiv Pratap Day. Often Shivpremi organizations had protested against this unauthorized construction and to demolish it. The court also ordered the demolition of this illegal construction. As the case was sensitive, no action could be taken for many years. Hindutva organizations have been demanding this for 22 years. Action was finally taken after 22 years.
The operation on Pratapgarh was handled in extreme secrecy by the state government and the Satara district administration. The encroachment near the grave had started for about 25 years, but the Hindutva organizations had protested and brought this matter to the attention of the government and administration. Advocate Nizam Pasha filed a petition in the Supreme Court to stop the demolition of this encroachment. But this encroachment has been demolished before that.