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KOCHI, OCT. 19. The High Court today issued notices to the State Government and the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on a petition seeking CBI inquiry into the death of the former Sivagiri Math head, Swami Saswathikananda.
The petition was filed by the mother, sister and brother of the deceased Swami and Swami Sivanandagiri, president of Maharshi Malayala Swami Gurukulam, Thrissur.
According to the petitioners, the Swami had reportedly drowned while taking bath in the Periyar river near his Ashramam at Aluva in July 2002. The police wrote off the case as an accidental death. The petitioners suspected that it was a case of murder.
A Division Bench of the Kerala High Court today upheld the guidelines disqualifying politicians from being selected to the post of non-hereditary trustees in temples under the Hindu Religious and Charitable Endowment Commissioner who manages the affairs of temples in the erstwhile Malabar area.
The Bench comprising Justice K.S. Radhakrishan and Justice K. Thankappan upheld the guidelines while dismissing a writ petition filed by Krishnan Nair, Secretary, Malabar District Congress Committee against the guidelines issued by the Commissioner
A Division Bench adjourned to October 26 for further hearing the appeals filed by Federal Bank Ltd. and its chairman, K.P. Padmakumar, against the order of the Additional Principal Bench of the Company Law Board, Chennai, staying the implementation of all the resolutions passed in the annual general body meeting of the Bank held on September 27.
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