IA 20 IN SLP(C)15814/11 ITEM NO.3 COURT NO.2 SECTION IVA S U P R E M E C O U R T O F I N D I A RECORD OF PROCEEDINGS IA 20/2011 in Petition(s) for Special Leave to Appeal (Civil) No(s).15814/2011 (From the judgement and order dated 23/05/2011 in RFA No.421/2009 of The HIGH COURT OF KARNATAKA AT BANGALORE) M/S INTERNATIONAL SOC.FOR KRISHNA,BANGALORE- Petitioner(s) VERSUS M/S INTERNL.STY.FOR KIRSHNA MUMBAI & ORS- Respondent(s) ( for vacating stay and office report )) Date: 14/12/2011 This Petition was called on for hearing today. CORAM : HON'BLE MR. JUSTICE ALTAMAS KABIR HON'BLE MR. JUSTICE SURINDER SINGH NIJJAR HON'BLE MR. JUSTICE J. CHELAMESWAR For Petitioner(s) - Mr. Uday U. Lalit, Sr. Adv. Mr. Mathai M.Paikaday, Sr. Adv. Mr. Hari Shankar K, Adv.-on-Record. Mr. Srinivas Raghavan, Adv. Mr. Ashu Kansal, Adv. Mr. R.M. Agarwal, Adv. Mr. Vikas Singh Jangra, Adv. For Respondent(s) - Mr. K.K. Venugopal, Sr. Adv. Mr. Krishnan Venogopal, Sr. Adv. Ms. Ekta Kapil, Adv. Mr. Pratyush Miglani, Adv. Ms. B. Vijayalakshmi Menon, Adv.-on-Record. Mr. P.K. Ghosh, Sr. Adv. Mr. Debabrta Banerjee, Adv. R2 Mr. Ashok Mathur, Adv.
IA 20 IN SLP(C)15814/11 2 UPON hearing counsel the Court made the following O R D E R I.A.20 of 2011, has been filed on behalf of the respondents, inter alia, for vacating the interim orders passed by this Court on 6th June, 2011 and 5th July, 2011. 2. The dispute is between two societies having identical names and claiming to be the owners and in management of the temple of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness, Bangalore. 3. By the order dated 6th June, 2011, this Court while issuing notice and after hearing learned counsel for both the parties, gave certain interim directions and one of the directions we are concerned with reads as follow:- ".....5. In the meanwhile,, the parties shall maintain status quo, as of today. However, the Bangalore Society with its present officer bearers shall continue day-to-day management of the Society but would not take any major and policy decision creating liabilities of any kind for the Bangalore Society." IA 20 IN SLP(C)15814/11 3 4. The present I.A.20 has been filed for
vacation of the said directions. 5. By virtue of the aforesaid order, the petitioner-society has been running the affairs of the temple at Bangalore till date. However, since a decree has been passed in favour of the respondent-society, wherein directions have been given to the petitioners not to interfere with the possession of the respondent society in the temple and its properties, we are of the view that some arrangement has to be made till we can hear out the Special Leave Petition, for the temple at Bangalore to be managed in a manner so that there is some
amount of transparency. 6. Having heard Mr. Venugopal, learned senior counsel for the applicant in I.A.20, and Mr. Lalit, learned senior counsel appearing for the petitioner-society in the Special Leave Petition, we direct that the Special Leave Petition, which we are informed is otherwise ready for hearing, be listed for final hearing on 15th February, 2012, at the top of the list. 7. In the meantime, in addition to the interim directions, which had been given in the order of 6th June, 2011, we appoint a Committee to oversee the management of the temple and its properties.
IA 20 IN SLP(C)15814/11 4 The said Committee shall consist of:- 1. Hon'ble Mr. Justice R.V. Raveendaran(retd.) as Chairman. 2. Shri Ananda Thirtha Das, Member. 3. Shri Stoka Krishna Das, Member. The said Committee shall oversee the management of the temple and its properties by the petitioner- society and shall be entitled to advise the said society on matters relating to the management of the temple and its properties. 8. The Chairman shall be paid a remuneration of ` One Lakh per month from the temple funds. 9. This order is without prejudice to the rights and contentions of the parties at the time of hearing of the Special Leave Petition. 10. The Committee will be at liberty to apply to this Court in the event it becomes necessary to do so. 11. The I.A.is disposed of in the above terms. (Sheetal Dhingra) (Juginder Kaur) COURT MASTER Assistant Registrar