Thursday, April 8, 2010

Travancore Devaswom Board caught napping

PATHANAMTHITTA: The Vigilance and Security wing of the Travancore Devaswom Board (TDB) has reportedly collected evidence showing large-scale fraud in the preparation of Aravana at Sabarimala temple during the last Mandalam-Makaravilakku festival season.

In his letter (No. 50/TDB/Vig/2009, dated 19-2-2010) submitted to the TDB through G. Rajagopal, Devaswom Chief Engineer who was also the chairman of the panel for regularisation of Aravana preparation method, Chief Vigilance and Security Officer P. Sugathan has pointed out �pilferage of Aravana from the mechanised plant at Sabarimala in the past few months, leading to huge loss to the Devaswom.

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