Padmanabhaswamy treasure under threat? New post created

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Sri Padmanabhaswamy Temple
Thiruvananthapuram, Jul 26: A new post-superintendent of police has been created by the Kerala government to guard the treasure trove estimated to be at Rs 1 lakh crore in the Sri Padmanabhaswamy Temple, Thiruvananthapuram.

"We are looking into various measures on the state-of-the-art security arrangements that should be put up in the temple premises," said Oommen Chandy, Chief Minister after a cabinet meeting here.

Strong security has been posted around the temple ever since treasure was discovered from the underground chambers.

Meanwhile, a five-member committee was appointed last week to analyse the worth of the massive treasure trove that has emerged from the temple cellars with CV Anandabose as the Chairman of the committee.

The other members of the committee are MV Nair, officer at the Archeological Survey of India, a representative from the Reserve Bank of India and a representative of the temple trust.

The articles will be broadly categorised in three parts-ornaments of historic, antique and artistic value, ornaments of monetary value and those that are of regular use.

The committee will also suggest ways to preserve and secure the treasure by setting up of high-security museum within the premises of the temple, said the court.

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