Kerala: Gold worth Rs 186 crore missing from Padmanabhaswamy Temple

| Wednesday, August 17, 2016 - 12:12
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New Delhi: Gold worth Rs 186 crore has gone missing from the treasury of Padmanabhaswamy Temple in Kerala’s Thiruvananthapuram, a former CAG’s report said.

The report submitted to the Supreme Court by former CAG of India Vinod Rai says that around 769 gold pots worth Rs 186 crore, are missing from the temple.

“Gold worth Rs 2.50 crore was lost because of change in ratio adopted for purification. Moreover, the residual quantity of gold was not recovered from the contractor which lead to a loss of Rs 59 lakhs,” The New Indian Express reported.

The Vinod Rai committee stated that there are a lot of financial irregularities going on in the temple administration.

The report also expressed surprise over the sudden increase in the temple management expenditure and expressed it “abnormal.”

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