Apex court panel to supervise work at Padmanabhaswamy Temple

PTI New Delhi | Updated on July 21, 2011 Published on July 21, 2011

Padmanabha Swamy temple in Thiruvananthapuram. PHOTO S. Gopakumar.   -  THE HIDNU

The Supreme Court today appointed a five-member expert committee to supervise the unearthing and preservation of assets of the Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple in Kerala.

The committee will be headed by the Director-General of National Museum, Mr C.V. Ananda Bose, and will also consist of representatives of the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) and the Reserve Bank of India.

Virtually taking over the work of monitoring unearthing of assets, a Bench headed by justices Mr R.V. Raveendran and Mr A.K. Patnaik said that the expert committee would submit its report only to this court.

The court also appointed a three-member committee to oversee the work of unearthing of temple assets.

Criticising media reports on the worth of temple assets, the court asked the press to show care and restrain from such speculation.

Published on July 21, 2011
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