Police launches probe into Pakistani note in Sabarimala temple

Police said a single Pakistani Rs 20 note was found when the hundi was opened for counting recently. The note was spotted while the currencies were being passed through the conveyor belt to the counting location.

By: PTI | Sabarimala | Updated: July 6, 2017 6:06 pm
Sabarimala, Sabarimala temple, Sabarimala temple woman entry, Sabarimala female entry, latest news, latest india news, indian express news The temple that remains closed for rest of the days is opened for five days for monthly pooja on the first day of every Malayalam calendar month.

A Pakistani currency of Rs 20 denomination was found among the offerings in the ‘hundi’ of the famous Lord Ayyappa temple in Sabarimala prompting police to launch a probe. Police said a single Pakistani Rs 20 note was found when the hundi was opened for counting recently. The note was spotted while the currencies were being passed through the conveyor belt to the counting location.

Police said foreign currency used to be found in the temple hundi, but as it was a Pakistani note “we are looking into it.” Sabarimala temple, situated in Pathanamthitta district dedicated to Lord Ayyappa, attracts millions of devotees from across the country and abroad during the three-month annual pilgrimage season from November-January.

The temple that remains closed for rest of the days is opened for five days for monthly pooja on the first day of every Malayalam calendar month.

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    Kamal Pasha
    Jul 7, 2017 at 11:47 am
    First Pakistani Pigeons and now Pakistani notes. What a surprise. The Yatri want to cheat Baghwan.
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        PL
        Jul 6, 2017 at 8:55 pm
        why is it a big deal if a Pakistani currency note is found in Hundi? Was there any message written on that? Is this temple out of bounds for Pakistani national?
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          Mohammad Dar
          Jul 7, 2017 at 1:24 am
          Sure, it was a message to the hogs of hinduism racism by faith, they do not practice any thing of holy nature, but hindrance to truth hinduism, illegality, labeled as a faith,to fool humainity, in to a a hinduism crime against humanity.
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          chander
          Jul 6, 2017 at 7:30 pm
          The money could be from a Pakistani devotee. Lord Aiyappa does not discriminate his devotees whether they are Pakistanis or Arabs or Christians so long they do not slaughter any animals. We Hindus do not have any objection as long the devotees intent is genuine towards the Lord.
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            Preeti Rathaur
            Jul 6, 2017 at 7:28 pm
            Indian currency notes are offered in Sikh and Hindu shrines in Pakistan. Legally accepted and converted. What is wrong if Pak currency is offered in Indian Shrines Mandir, Mazaars and Gurudwara.
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              Duke'O Peace
              Jul 6, 2017 at 6:55 pm
              If the police or authorities have no higher priority task, then come to me i can assign some clean up task.
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                Amar Goud B
                Jul 6, 2017 at 6:20 pm
                He might be Pakistani Hindu divotee
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                  Rakesh Chaubey
                  Jul 6, 2017 at 6:10 pm
                  Will that buy one bullet for the Indian Army? Why are the stupid authorities launching an expensive probe for an act of mischief? Definitely the probe will cost more than 20 Pakistani rupees. Get your priorities straight, India!
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