Published On : Tue, Jun 28th, 2016

Nagpur Sai Mandir idols sold in scrap, Committee formed to probe Trust

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Nagpur:Assistant Charity Commissioner in Nagpur has formed an Inquiry Committee on Tuesday to probe into the alleged selling of statues and other temple stuff of Sai Mandir at Wardha road in scrap. An officer has been appointed to monitor the inquiry committee. The conservators at Sai Mandir has levelled allegation of violating norms against the temple trustees in dealing with the idols and other accessories.

Addressing a press conference organised on Tuesday, the members have accused the Shri Saibaba Devsthan Trust of violating the set bylaws by selling the idols in scrap. The members alleged that selling idols of deities in scrap is not only against the religion but also disrespectful of the faith of devotees. The members pointed out towards an advertisement carried out by Saibaba Seva Mandal on May 29 and said that there was no mention of selling idols in the ad. They claimed that only Charity Commissioner office has the authority to sell any belonging of the temple. On the contrary, the trustees overlooked the norms and sold 3 idols of Lord Krishna and other material including nagpind, kalash and trident among other material in scrap, the members alleged in the press conference.

Later, when they complained the matter to Assistant Charity Commissioner he formed the committee under competent officer to conduct an impartial probe into the matter.

The members present in press conference include conservators Ramnarayan Mishra, Rajeev Jayaswal, Sanjay Shinde and Sanjay Gupta.