New Delhi, Jan 12 (Agencies): An "illegal" religious structure was demolishied in south-east Delhi on Wednesday amid heavy police presence.

The demolition was carried out by the Delhi Development Authority (DDA) in Jangpura area this morning.

According to Mangej Singh, Deputy Director (DDA), the religious structure was built illegally on DDA land and was demolished after a committee approved it.

"A slum and this structure had come up on DDA land. We had cleared the slums earlier but did not touch the structure as we needed a clearance from the committee looking into demolition of such structures," Singh said.

A large number of police was deployed in the locality to prevent any untoward incident.

Traffic was not allowed near the locality where the demolition took place.