Steps to end hundi thefts in Pondy temples

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Puducherry, Apr 17 (UNI) The Puducherry administration is initiating steps to put an end to the continued breaking of temple 'hundis' in the Union Territory, Chief Minister N Rangasamy told the Legislative Assembly today.

Replying to a question, the Chief Minster said one person was nabbed in connection with the crime.

He said a 25-member rennovation committee, under his Chairmanship, was constituted for the Thirukkameswarar temple at Villianur on March three, last year, and the affairs of the temple were going on well. A technical committee would be constituted and works would be taken up as per its recommendations.

He also said that members oF the temple trusts were being appointed based on the recommendations from Legislators, ruling party leaders and also on recommendation from prominent persons in the area concerned and their period would be extended if necessary.

The questioner Om Sakthi Sekhar (AIADMK) charged that anti-social elements were being appointed as trust members. Citing the theft in the temple near Olreamnpet police station, he said it seems that stealing was the motive of the culprit.

However, the Speaker did not allow further discussion on the issue and passed on to other questions.

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