The Delhi High Court has turned down a plea by former trustees of Chattarpur temple seeking fresh investigation into alleged misappropriation of the temple property by the governing body.
A bench headed by Justice TS Thakur also refused to direct the Centre to bring a law for running the temple on the lines of the Vaishno Devi Trust.
“It is the government’s discretion and we cannot direct the Centre to pass a legislation for this,” the Bench said while accepting Justice (Retd) K Ramamoorthy Committee report which had given a clean chit to the governing body of the temple. “The report is completely based on evidence and we cannot verify the evidence,” the court said. The Court, in 2004, had appointed a committee headed by Justice Ramamoorthy to conduct an inquiry. The report was submitted in October 2006 in which a slew of recommendations were made but the governing body was given a clean chit over allegations of corruption.