Sri Kanaka Durga Temple EO Surya Kumari relieved of duties

Saturday, January 6, 2018

  • Endowments Commissioner Y.V.Anuradha was made in charge Executive Officer
  • City Police Commissioner submits report

The Executive Officer of Sri Kanaka Durga temple A.Surya Kumari who was caught over midnight Tantrik rituals in the temple on December 26th night was today relieved of her duties.

Endowments Commissioner Y.V.Anuradha was made in charge Executive Officer. The decision is said to have been taken to facilitate a proper inquiry into the incident said Minister for Endowments P.Manikyala Rao after submitting a department’s report to the Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu. He said that the action of relieving her from duties temporarily as the government has found several administrative lapses and to facilitate a detailed inquiry.

The two-member committee set up by the Endowments Department and the City Police had spoken with more than 40 persons. Chandrababu took objection to lapses that resulted in the performance of the rituals by unauthorized persons.

It may be noted here that the Vijayawada City Police Commissioner D.Gautam Sawang too submitted a report to the Chief Minister. Chief Minister Naidu has ordered a full-fledged investigation into the entire episode.

YSRCP seeks judicial probe in tantric rituals:: YSRCP official spokesperson Ambati Rambabu has demanded a judicial probe into the reported tantric rituals in the Kanaka Durga temple. Speaking to media today, he said that Chief Minister was trying to cover up the issue by appointing a fact-finding committee. He said that there was clinching evidence on the involvement of Chandrababu Naidu’s family members, he charged that a cover-up attempt was being made.

Intelligence reports submitted:: Meanwhile Intelligence Bureau have submitted a report to the Centre on the alleged rituals performed. “We have submitted a report on the situation in the temple, allegations leveled by the Devasthanam Trust Board members and the charges made by various religious organization on the pujas performed in the temple’, an intelligence official said.

Raghuveera Reddy writes to Chief Minister: The APCC president N.Raghuveera Reddy has sought purification of the Kanaka Durga temple and a thorough inquiry by a sitting High Court judge into the happenings there. In a letter to the Chief Minister today, he said several devotees he spoke with during his visit to the temple expressed anxiety over the sacrilege committed. Imprisoning those responsible for the alleged tantric rituals was not sufficient, he said. The temple should be purified under the guidance of scholars, he said.

It may be recalled that the State government has Tantrik puja in Durga temple – probe launched

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