CHENNAI, INDIA, September 30, 2021 (Times Now News): Tamil Nadu’s Hindu Religious and Charitable Endowment Department has retrieved temple property in Chennai worth about $40.5 million, it was announced on Wednesday. The property, situated on Poonamalle high road, belongs to the Kancheepuram Ekambareswaram Temple, and is over an acre in extent.

“We have recovered temple land worth $40.5 million from encroachers. There are some structures in the land and we have constituted a committee comprising structural engineers and others in the construction field to decide whether these structures could be used,” Hindu Religious and Charitable Endowment Minister, P.K. Sekar Babu told IANS. He said that ever since the present government assumed office, land, worth around $135 million, was retrieved from encroachers and said that proper action is being initiated to ensure that it does not fall into the hands of the encroachers again.