The report, submitted by amicus curiae Gopal Subramaniam on Friday, also wanted the court to restrain the head of the Travancore Royal family from interfering in the day-to-day affairs of the temple as its trustees.

It urged the Apex Court to order audit of the treasures by a competent team, preferably led by former Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) Vinod Rai.

Casting a shadow on the trustees, the report said though they had opposed opening one of the vaults identified as 'Kallara-B", there had been eyewitness accounts of it being opened some year back.

Subramaniam, who drew up the comprehensive report staying in the Kerala capital for several days, cited several instances of "mismanagement" and even the possibility of organised extraction by highly placed persons.

The family shrine of the Travancore royal house that ruled south Kerala for centuries, Sree Padmanabhawamy temple hogged worlwide media glare in 2011 as a court-ordered inventory confirmed that its underground vaults contained huge treasures.

With a litigant seeking higher transparency in the management of the shrine and its riches, the Apex Court ordered the inventory of the treasures.

The royal house has approached the Supreme Court against the High Court order directing the government to look into the possibility of the taking over the temple.


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