A police team comprising bomb detection and disposal squad (BDDS) carried out a search operation at the Madurai Adheenam premises situated adjacent to the Meenakshi Sundareswarar Temple here on Sunday.
Following a threat that some explosives planted in the premises may go off before June 27, the police conducted the search, a senior officer said.
However, there was another version to the search as well which the police did not confirm.
According to reliable sources, following the intervention of the High Court Bench, the Vilakuthoon police registered a case against the junior pontiff Nityananda of Madurai Adheenam.
The complainant, Solai Kannan of the Hindu Makkal Katchi, had stated that during a visit to the Adheenam, he allegedly found tiger skin, elephant tusk and foreign currencies in the Mutt premises. He had been there to hold talks with the Adheenam in connection with a dispute. The spokesperson of the Mutt was not available for comment.