New Delhi: Travancore Devaswom Board chief N Vasu said on Friday that the temple's apex body will examine whether any document related to the Sabarimala case filed in the Supreme Court mentions fake manuscripts. He said he was not aware that the controversial 'Chembola' (a manuscript) on the traditions of Sabarimala on the issue of women's entry was presented as evidence in the Supreme Court and there is no official record that confirms it.
He told a television channel, 'Travancore Devaswom Board does not have any such documents. I have directed to examine whether any document filed in the court mentions Chembola. Vasu made the statement days after CM Pinarayi Vijayan refuted the opposition's allegation that the Vijayan government had used fabricated manuscripts to dupe people during the issue of women's entry in Sabarimala.'
The Congress-led opposition had on Tuesday alleged that dealer Monson Mavunkal, who was recently arrested, tried to cheat people in connection with the rituals at the Sabarimala Bhagwan Ayyappa temple using fabricated manuscripts and the Marxist government also played an important role in it. Vijayan had said, "The allegation that the government had tried to deceive people by fabricating Chembola manuscripts about rituals in Sabarimala is absolutely baseless.'' Since all such cases are coming under the scanner of the crime branch, no further information can be given now.