Emar Mutt: Endowment dept under scanner
“The Endowment officials were aware about presence of silver bricks in the mutt during their search on July 31 last year. The silver bricks went missing during the period from August 8 to 28,” Puri SP Sanjay Kumar.When contacted, the Endowment Commissioner said he can not commit whether silver bricks were found at that time or not. He can only tell after verifying the records as he was not at the helm of affairs then.
“I assumed charge after September last year. I can throw light on details after verifying the records,” Endowment Commissioner Chakradhar Kar said.It may be recalled that the Emar mutt issue came to light after the arrest of two persons in Dhenkanal who were disposing off stolen silver bricks. Further interrogation led to Emar mutt where 255 silver bricks weighing over 18 tonnes worth Rs. 90 crore were found stacked inside four wooden boxes.