The principal sub court here will dispose of on Saturday Madurai Adheenam Arunagirinathar’s plea praying to restrain Nithayananda and his followers from entering the 1500-year-old Saivaite mutt.

Arunagirinathar had filed the petition before the principal sub court judge seeking restriction on Nithyananda’s entry into the mutt soon after dissolving the trust formed by the mutt in collaboration with Nithyananda.

The senior pontiff took the drastic action of dissolving the trust and withdrawing Nithyanada’s appointment as the junior pontiff after the State government moved the court through the Hindu Religious and Charitable Endowments (HR and CE) Department to take over Madurai Adheenam.

In an original suit filed at the court, HR and CE Commissioner P. Dhanapal said Arunagirinathar, along with Nithyananda, alienated lands belonging to the mutt without the Commissioner's permission, thereby violating the provisions of HR and CE Act, apart from mismanaging the funds of the mutt.

Therefore, he sought the removal of Arunagirinathar, opposing Nithyananda’s appointment.

The HR and CE case will also be heard on Saturday.

In his subsequent petition before judge Guruvaiyah, the Adheenam said that the court should direct the sub-registrar of Madurai South to cancel the registration of the trust.

His representations to the sub-registrar to cancel the deed of the trust had not been considered, he claimed.

He further said that the court should pass orders restraining Nithyananda and his followers from entering the mutt.

The judge had directed the State to file a counter to the Adheenam’s petition. On Wednesday, the advocate appearing for the State government sought time to file the counter.

Hence, the judge adjourned the case to Saturday for disposal.

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