GUWAHATI, July 21 - A team of officials from the Kamrup Metro district administration today conducted a drive on the Kamakhya Temple premises to take charge of properties from the Kamakhya Debutter Board.
During the drive, some items, reportedly missing from a nearby lodge, were recovered from the temple�s guest house, said an official statement.
The drive was conducted following the Supreme Court�s decision earlier this month to uphold the verdict of the Gauhati High Court paving the way for the dolois of Kamakhya to run the affairs of the historic temple.
Following the apex court directive, the district administration had asked the Kamakhya Debutter Board to hand over all its properties and documents present at the temple by July 20.
During today�s drive, the Prashaanti Yatri Niwas located at the Nilachal Hill was handed over to the Assam Tourism Development Corporation (ATDC). The Yatri Niwas property belongs to the ATDC but it was being operated by the Debutter Board.
In addition, the guest house located near the temple was taken over by the district administration under its own charge.
The district administration had on July 9 filed a case against disappearance of some properties from the Prashaanti Yatri Niwas, including TVs.
During today�s drive, the police recovered 12 beds, which were among the items reported lost from the Prashaanti Yatri Niwas, from a room in the nearby guest house.
Officials said that within next two-three days all the properties with the Debutter Board will be taken over and tabulated and then handed over to the Bordeuri Samaj by August 4.
Senior district administration officials, along with personnel from City Police, took part in the exercise today.