Puri: In a significant move, the Endowment Commissioner has cancelled the trusteeship of Emar Mutt Mahanta Rajagopal Ramanuj Das in connection with the seizure of 522 silver bricks from the mutt in 2011.
Taking suo motto cognizance of the case, the Endowment Commissioner expelled Das permanently from the trusteeship of the mutt. The Commissioner directed the concerned authorities to carry out the order immediately.
The commissioner had earlier served a notice to Das for concealing the treasure trove of the mutt.
Sources said that based on the probe conducted by the commission and statements of seven witnesses, the commissioner took the decision.
The commissioner has also sent the report for State Government’s approval.