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`Chhattarpur Temple Trust violated HC order'

NEW DELHI, JAN. 6. A lawyer appointed to assist the Delhi High Court in a PIL seeking a probe into ``mismanagement'' of Shree Adya Katyayani Shaktipeeth (Mandir) Trust which looks after the famous Chhattarpur Temple here, today alleged that the Trust inducted 30 members in violation of the court's order and held its elections illegally.

Amicus Curiae H L Tiku told a Bench of Chief Justice B C Patel and Justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul that it had, on July 28 last year, ordered the trust to prepare a list of prominent people in consultation with him to be inducted in its general body to make it ``broad-based''.

Tiku pointed out that without consulting him, 30 more members were inducted, taking the total number to 72 and that elections were held last month in violation of court's order.

Another senior counsel Jayant Bhushan, appearing for two of the trustees who had complained about financial and other irregularities, supported Tiku and sought the court's intervention in the matter.

The Bench, which had earlier ordered an inquiry by Justice (Retired) K Rammoorthy into the affairs of the Trust, asked Bhushan to file a separate application in this regard.

As the Trust's counsel opposed these submissions, the court directed the Registry to send a formal request to Justice Ramamoorthy to send his interim/final report to the court and fixed March nine for further hearing.

Tiku also complained to the court that about 40 employees of the Mandir had been dismissed from service and requested the court to direct the Trust to refrain from such things.

The court is seized of a letter from two trustees K K Sandhir and N K Bindra complaining about gross financialand other irregularities in the trust. - PTI

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