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Puttaparthi: 34 kg gold found at Sathya Sai temple


Preeti Singh,CNN-IBN
Jul 19, 2011 at 11:34am IST

Puttaparthi: After Thiruvananthapuram's Padmanabhaswamy temple, valuables worth millions have been found at the late Sathya Sai Baba's Yajur Mandir.

Officials preparing an inventory of the late spiritual leader's personal chambers in Puttaparthi have found 340 kg silver, gold worth Rs 5.8 crore and close to Rs 2 crore cash and the inventory is not yet complete.

The assets found in the eight rooms searched were deposited in a bank as per the directive of the Income Tax Department.

Anantpur Collector V Gurudas said, "We have made the inventory of gold items, which is not yet complete. So far we have got 34.438 kg gold worth Rs 5.85 crore. They were in different packets in different sizes. They were all unsealed and have been counted."

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