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266 kg gold goes missing from Padmanabhaswamy temple

266 kg gold goes missing from Padmanabhaswamy temple

Thiruvananthapuram: Former Comptroller and Auditor General Vinod Rai in his audit report filed in the Supreme Court on the Sree Padmanabhaswamy temple has reportedly said that at least 266 kg gold went missing from the temple vaults.

According to media reports, of the 893.44 kg gold which was taken out from the underground vault for the renovation of the temple including gold-plating its gopuram, at least 266 kg of gold went missing.

The report also says that the vault was opened 82 times.

It was in April 24, 2014 the Supreme Court appointed former Comptroller and Auditor General of India Vinod Rai to supervise special audit of property of the temple, which is facing charges of financial irregularities.

The Sree Padmanabhaswamy temple, situated at the heart of the city, has six vaults, most of which are underground and are filled with priceless articles.

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