Lord Venkateswara shrine staff suspended for swindling money

Five employees of Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams, which manages the famous hill shrine of Lord Venkateswara, were suspended on Thursday for alleged misappropriation of money.

PTI| Last Updated: May 29, 2014, 16:54 PM IST

Tirupati: Five employees of Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams, which manages the famous hill shrine of Lord Venkateswara here, were suspended on Thursday for alleged misappropriation of money to the tune of Rs Eight lakh in the sale of calendars in 2011 and 2012.
TTD sources said the employees attached to the sales wing have cheated the temple by swindling about Rs 8 lakh in the sale of calendars during the two years.
The audit department detected the fraud and brought it to the notice of TTD management, which immediately suspended the staff involved in the scam, the sources said.