HC notices to govt, members of Dharmaraya temple

HC notices to govt, members of Dharmaraya temple

The High Court of Karnataka has issued notices to the state government and some members of the managing committee of Dharmaraya Swamy temple that organises the annual Karaga festival.

Justice B Veerappa was hearing a petition filed by B A Krishnamurthy, a resident of Doddamavalli, who has challenged the appointment of some members to the managing committee of the temple.

The court sought for the original records related to the appointment of members to the committee. Krishnamurthy has claimed that political influence was behind the appointment these members as they had produced the recommendation letters issued by legislator H M Revanna and others. According to him, even though he was an aspirant with a clean image, without considering it and without affording an opportunity of hearing, the members of the committee were appointed on March 8.

The court adjourned the hearing.

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