A division bench of the courtroom was listening to the report of a theft by an worker hooked up to the Travancore Devasom Board (TDB), the temple’s custodian, and requested the board’s Chief Vigilance Officer to keep up fixed vigil of the complete actions within the Bhandaram (the place the money provided by the devotees on the temple is stored).
According to the report which the courtroom obtained, on January 8 at 12.45 p.m., an worker who was engaged in counting foreign money notes of the Bhandaram dedicated theft of Rs 3,500 and was apprehended by the TDB Vigilance wing.
Subsequently, a casee was registered towards him below Section 381 of the Indian Penal Code, 1860 and he was despatched to judicial custody.
In one other incident on December 16, 2021, a TDB worker, engaged to rely foreign money within the Bhandaram, was discovered stealing money after Rs 42,470 was recovered from his room after a search.
The two-month-lengthy temple season, that started on November 16 with Covid protocols, will finish on Saturday and though the season started on a mushy be aware, issues modified and by now over 2 million devotees had pre-booked their go to and the entire collections, in accordance with unofficial stories, have crossed over Rs 120 crore.
The Sabarimala temple is the largest income-earner for the TDB, which oversees the functioning of most temples in south and central districts of the state.