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Former EO arrested, Kollur temple gold case

Former EO arrested, Kollur temple gold case


Mangalore Today News Network

Kollur, Apr 10, 2016: News reports indicate,  District police on Apr 9, Saturday arrested a former Executive Officer (EO) of the Sri Mookambika Temple in a case related to the siphoning off gold ornaments, donated by the devotees to the temple.   K. Annamalai, Superintendent of Police, is reported to have said,  L.S. Maruti was arrested near Kollur. The accused was the Executive Officer of the temple from July, 2012, to August, 2015.

kollur Instead of keeping the gold in safe custody in the treasury of the temple himself and depositing it in the bank, he used to give it to the clerk at the temple B. Shivaram for safekeeping. However,  Maruthi used to sign the temple ledger stating that the gold was in his possession.


Now 413 grams of gold shown to be in possession of  Maruti in the ledger was missing.  Maruti had been arrested under Section 409 and Section 34 of the IPC.


A case had been registered at the Kollur police station, SP  Annamalai has stated.


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Surya K, Mangalore Mon, April-11-2016, 2:35
Put him behind bars and let the punishment be lesson to all
Akash rao, udupi Mon, April-11-2016, 1:25
Officer like Annamalai is needed in the every district . He is the best Very dedicated and determined. Is the Gold offered to the temple belongs to him to keep in the locker.
Lamvia Rodriges, Harady,Puttur Mon, April-11-2016, 1:19
The offerings in the form of gold and silver have to be banned. It is we who tempt the people to steal. Dopes god asks anything from it is just a belief . Have faith in god and do good deeds that’s the best offering to almighty
Nagraj Kumar, Kasargod Mon, April-11-2016, 1:14
Thieves are present within the temple itself . Thanks to the police department . Done wonderful job
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