Mathrubhumi Impact | Kerala HC registers suo moto case on irregularities in Sabarimala guest house

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Kochi: The Kerala High Court registered a suo moto case based on Mathrubhumi’s report over the irregularities in the Sabarimala guest house. Fake bills on food expenses were allegedly created in the name of VIPs and high officials who visit the guest house and also discrepancies have been spotted in the bills of lavatory repairs.

A bench comprising Justice Anil K Narendran and Justice PG Ajithkumar considered the case and sought explanations from the state government and Travancore Devaswom Board. The court will take up the petition again on Thursday.

Four officers including two Sub Inspectors in the Vigilance team who figured out several irregularities in the guest house was sent back to the police force following the Mandalam-Makaravilakku festival. Only the SP who will retire soon was allowed to continue in the team.

Vigilance has found out the attempts to create fake bills in the name of VIPs stayed in the Sabarimala guest house. The team was dissolved by neglecting the report of the Sabarimala Special Commissioner that suggested continuing their service, some allege. The officers had spotted fake bills of food in the name of Sabarimala Special Commissioner on the day he was on leave.

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