2 Mahudi Temple trustees accused of irregularities of Rs. 14 Crore Cash, 130kg Gold

Gandhinagar: Allegations of irregularities have emerged against the trustees of Ghantakarna Mahavir Mandir in Mahudi. It is alleged that two trustees of the Mahudi temple, namely Bhupendra Vora and Kamlesh Mehta, have committed irregularities involving over Rs. 14 crore in cash and 130 kg of gold.

It is also alleged that the temple trustees exchanged old currency during demonetization, charging a 20% commission. Mukesh Modi of Adardh bank is also accused of involvement in this scam along with the two trustees. The scam is alleged to have been ongoing since 2012. The allegations also include that the properties acquired under the name of the Mahudi temple are not being recorded in the temple’s books. The member of trust were not providing any records.

Ankit Mehta, a member of the Mahudi trust, stated, “Two people from our trust, namely Bhupendra Vora and Kamlesh Mehta, exchanged money during demonetization, charging a 20% commission from people. These two also altered the Stock Registers of the temple, where all donations are recorded, so that the records of money exchanged during demonetization could not be found. We have filed a complaint with the office of the Joint Charity Commissioner, and the investigation is ongoing.” DeshGujarat