HC ruling on Endowment Commissioner powers

The Court on Friday ruled that the commissioner has no power to do so under the Hindu Religious Endowment Act since the nomination is done by tradition. In the event of controversies, civil courts alone have the right to sort them out, said Justice Ajit Gunjal.

Controversies

The High Court’s order came while hearing a case pertaining to controversies with regard to the appointment of a trustee for the Mahatobara Veerabhadra temple at Hiriyadka Bomma Ravittu in Udupi district.

After the passing away of the trustee Balakrishna Hegde the Endowment Commissioner appointed one Prashanth Hegde in his place. Questioning Prashanth Hegde’s appointment M Chittaranjan Das Hegde had filed the petition in the High Court.

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