UDUPI: Police on Monday handed over Shiroor Moola Mutt at Shiroor, Hiriyadka, to its twin, . Police handed over its key to the Sode representatives.

On August 20, following the Lakshmivara Theertha Swami, police took the mutt under their custody for further investigation. Police had locked up the mutt lounge and kitchen, which were used by the seer. Four policemen were deployed at the mutt all the time.

Now that all reports regarding the death — postmortem, forensic and other records have come in, police decided to hand over the key of the mutt to Sode Mutt representatives. The policemen at the mutt were also withdrawn. Henceforth, the responsibility of Shiroor Moola Mutt is on Sode Mutt.

Udupi SP Laxman B Nimbargi said they are waiting for the final report of the Shiroor seer’s death from KMC doctors. “We handed over the Shiroor Moola Mutt to Sode representatives on Monday. However, investigation is on,” he said.

(Hiriyadka and Krishna Mutt) was under custody of the police during investigation. “On August 13, the mutt at Car Street was handed over to our representatives and today, we got the Moola Mutt. Soon, aradhana puja of Vrundavana Shiroor seer will be conducted and the date will be confirmed at the earliest,” sources in Sode Mutt said.
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