Puttur, Nov 15, 2017: In a significant development, the Karnataka High Court has ordered the dissolution of the management committee of the famous Lord Mahalingeshwara Temple of Puttur. The Court has also ordered the State Endowments Committee to form a new committee within a month.
A single member bench of the High Court headed by Justice A S Bopanna upheld a writ filed by over 40 people questioning the appointment of members to the Committee. The HC observed that appointment of some members was against the guidelines of Hindu Religious and Endowments Act.
The advocate for the petitioners A Keshav Bhat while placing his argument said those with political background were given preference while making appointments.