Royal family moves against amicus curiae report
The erstwhile Travancore Royal family will file a affidavit in the Supreme Court tomorrow seeking the dismissal of the report of Amicus Curiae Gopal Subramniam.
Earlier, in his report to the Supreme Court, amicus curiae cited certain irregularities in the administration of the world famous Sree Padmanabhaswamy temple as a trust of the Royal Family runs the temple.
The Royal family took a decision in this regard after receiving legal opinion from K K Venugopal, a senior advocate in the Supreme Court, palace sources said here today.
Expressing displeasure over amicus curiae's suggestion to conduct auditing in the temple by the CAG, it said the report was submitted to the court without seeking opinion of the palace. Alleging that the amicus curiae had prepared the report unilaterally tarnishing the image of the royal family, it said temple goldsmith, Raju, has denied a report that he confessed to the Amicus Curiae that gold was smuggled from the temple.
It is expected that the Supreme Court would consider the report of the Amicus Curiae tomorrow.
Meanwhile, an official of an international marketing agency, Rajesh Nair, has filed a public interest litigation in the Supreme Court requesting to use the assets of the temple for educational and health purposes. The plea was filed with the permission of the Supreme Court Chief Justice. The plea would be considered tomorrow by the court.
(Posted on 22-04-2014)