Thursday, Nov 27, 2014

SC orders audit of Padmanabha temple by former CAG Vinod Rai

Padmanabhaswamy temple. (Reuters) Padmanabhaswamy temple. (Reuters)
Press Trust of India | New Delhi | Posted: April 24, 2014 7:15 pm

is appearing as an amicus curiae in the matter, on Wednesday apprised the court about his April 15 report in which he has highlighted several serious irregularities in the management of the temple and its wealth.

Subramaniam had sought a direction from the court for restraining the present trustee and his family members from interfering either directly or indirectly with the day-to-day management of the temple.

He had submitted that there was need for independent management of the temple so that officials can carry out their function freely and fearlessly.

Senior advocate K K Venugopal, appearing for scion of Travancore Royal family, had earlier raised objections to Subramaniam’s report, to which the bench had said parties including Kerala Government will be given chance to respond to the findings in the report.

Venugopal had said it was also not correct on the part of the committee of experts to make inspection of the residential area of the royal family which is separated from the temple complex.

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