The chamber was closely guarded and entry was restricted to Satyajit alone during Sai Baba's lifetime. Though government officials or any outsiders were let in, reports suggest that heaps of cash, jewelery and precious stones were found inside.
The trustees, Justice P.N. Bhagwati, R J Ratnakar, S V Giri, V Srinivasan and Satyajith got together at the Yajur Mandir for the highly-anticipated opening of the chamber. The chamber was closed since the Baba was hospitalized on Mar 28. Shashi Kumar, the manager of State Bank of India handed over the keys of the chamber to S V Giri.
The trustees had barred the media and government officials from entering the site in spite of demand from the public and various political parties.
Sources claimed that 15 students of the Satya Sai Educational Institute have been put on task to count the cash and other valuables found inside the chamber. Bank officials have also joined the mammoth task armed with currency counting machines. The trustees also videographed the contents in the room consisting of cash, diamonds and gold worth crores.
Ratnakar, one of the members said that the details of the findings will be revealed to the public on Friday. The bank officials moved the heaps of cash and valuables to the bank on Thursday evening to be kept in safe deposit lockers.