Sources said the investigating agency came to know through the near ones of Mr. Muthaiah that he was planning to flee abroad.
The Tamil Nadu police then wrote to the Ministry of Home Affairs, requesting it to issue an LOC against the ‘sthapathi’.
A Look out Circular (LOC) has been issued against M. Muthaiah, chief ‘sthapathi’ of the Arulmigu Sri Ekambaranathar Temple at Kancheepuram who is among the nine accused in the case relating to alleged misappropriation of gold while making an idol for the shrine.
Mr. Muthaiah is the prime accused in this case.
Police sources said the ‘sthapathi’ was extensively questioned on the alleged criminal breach of trust and misappropriation of gold in the making of an idol of Somaskandar for the Ekarambaranathar Temple.