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More inspections soon in Yajur Mandir, items worth Rs 76 lakh found

Posted by on July 3, 2011 0 Comment

Puttaparthi: Anantapur Joint Collector Anita Ramachandran on Sunday said that the authorities will undertake further inspections of the Yajur Mandir, the personal abode of the late Satya Sai Baba, after another horde of silver and gold ornaments valued over Rs 76 lakh were found during an inspection carried out on Saturday.

Ms Ramachandran said that the further inspections would be carried out very soon. “There are still many envelopes and covers which contain cheques gifted to the late Satya Sai Baba by his devotees,” the Joint Collector said.

She was speaking a day after a joint inspection by government officials and members of the Sri Satya Sai Baba Central Trust found gold and silver articles worth over Rs 76 lakh.

Among the articles found were silver items weighing 116 kg and worth almost Rs 58 lakh, 905 grams of gold jewellery worth Rs 16 lakh, besides a diamond ring worth Rs 3 lakh. However, there was no cash found by the inspecting team.
The valuables were found in a room adjoining the Yajur Mandir.

Earlier, the Trust members found Rs 11.56 crore in cash, 98 kg of gold and 307 kg of silver items, when they opened the locks of the Yajur Mandir, the first time after the demise of the seer.

Saturday’s inspection was carried out after the Central Trust requested the authorities to make an inventory of the valuables in the room adjoining the Yajur Mandir.

The inspecting team comprised of Trustees, management members and government officials.

All the articles found on Saturday will be deposited in the Central Trust’s bank account.(INN)

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