Thiruvambadi Devaswom Case; Implead Central Govt as Party
Hindu Seva Kendram impleaded the Union Government as a party in a case filed in the High Court in connection with the sale of temple property to pay off Rs 80 crore debt of the Thiruvambadi Devaswom. The central government was added in the said case in a reasonable belief that the state government system, which was taking an anti-Hindu stand, would do no good to the Hindu community. Advocate Krishnaraj has filed the case in the High Court on behalf of Hindu Seva Kendram. Devaswom Board, Thiruvambadi Devaswom, South Indian Bank and the District Judge are among the other parties in the said case.
Hindu Seva Kendram filed a complaint in the Honorable High Court of Kerala, challenging the Devaswom Board’s sale of deity’s properties to settle a debt of Rs 80 crore. Thiruvambadi Devaswom has invited tenders for the sale of deity’s properties. Devaswom Board is in debt of around Rs 80 crore due to corruption and mismanagement.The tender to pay off the debt of Rs 80 crore is in the midst of controversy over the disbursement of Rs 3 crore from a private lease for Devaswom property, deposit of Rs 70 lakh in a personal account related to Sandeepani School and misappropriation of 42 sovereigns related to deity’s ornaments.
Devaswom has the power only to manage the deity’s properties. It is a serious violation of law and corruption by the management to sell the deity’s property. In view of this, the petition filed prayed the court to take over the administration of the temple from the Thiruvambadi Devaswom and to stop the tender process. The petition also demanded that the debt incurred by Devaswom be recovered from the property of the corrupt rulers.
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