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Padmanabhaswamy temple case: SC refuses to intervene in probe being carried out in missing 8 diamonds

The Apex court also directed to appoint three auditors to overlook financial expenses incurred by the temple.


  |  Updated On : July 04, 2017 04:41 PM
Padmanabhaswamy temple case: SC refuses to intervene in probe being carried out in missing 8 diamonds

Padmanabhaswamy temple case: SC refuses to intervene in probe being carried out in missing 8 diamonds

New Delhi :  

The Supreme Court on Tuesday refused to interfere with the investigation being carried out in connection with missing of eight diamonds of Padmanabhaswamy Temple.

The Apex court also directed to appoint three auditors to overlook financial expenses incurred by the temple.

Commenting on the security of temple, the Apex Court asserted security arrangements of the temple to be maintained as earlier and administrative committee to be in charge of all policy matters of the temple.

The Supreme Court asked the executive officers to carry out directions given by the administrative committee.

On Monday, a report on the historic Shree Padmanabhaswamy Temple of Thiruvananthapuram was submitted before the Supreme Court has claimed that eight diamonds, which were a part of the temple treasure, have been reported as missing.

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The recent report filed in the apex court by senior advocate Gopal Subramaniam, who is assisting as an amicus curiae in the matter, said an FIR was lodged on August 6, 2016 and the present valuation of the precious stones was not reflected from the registers, which  have maintained the values of the ornaments prevailing at least 70-80 years ago.

It said that as per reports, the missing stones and ornaments were valued at Rs 21.7 lakh.

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First Published: Tuesday, July 04, 2017 04:15 PM
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