Hyderabad, Aug 27 :
In the sensational assets case of Lord Venkateswara, the Andhra Pradesh High Court on Thursday directed the Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams (Ttd) administration to submit to the court all the details pertaining to the temple assets before October 31.
Adjourning the case for further hearing to September 14, the High Court told the Ttd administration to submit to the court before October 31 all the details of the whole assets of various temples managed by the Ttd in the State. However, the court has given time till November 30 for submitting the details of the assets owned by the temple outside Andhra Pradesh.
An advocate from Nellore has filed the case before the High Court seeking details of the whole assets, including the invaluable jewelry of Lord Venkateswara. The petitioner suspected that many valuables of the Lord, presented by several pilgrims for the past many years, are missing.
Meanwhile, the priest at the Lord Kodandarama Swamy temple in Tirupati, Ramana Deekshitulu, and the two pawn brokers are sent for three days police custody on Thursday.
TNN reports from Tirupati that the priest along with the two pawn brokers were taken into custody for pledging the jewelry of the Lord. The priest and the pawn brokers were sent for three days in police custody on Thursday.
In another development, Rs 20 crore worth of jewelry is suspected to be missing from the Hathiramji Mutt in Tirupati. While the mutt administration says that the jewelry is stored in a locker with a bank at Chandragiri town, near Tirupati, the bank management, however, says that there is no such locker owned by the mutt. Hence, suspense continues over the security of the jewelry.