The Controversial land row, Which has divided the believers and the clergy in the Syro - Malabar Church's land dealings is getting complicated. A petition has been filed in the Supreme Court against the Kerala High Court's single bench order stay on filing writ against the land-deal mediator Saju Varghese. The petitioner also requests that the judges from Christian community must be restrained in hearing the case.
The land deal involves in the sale of five plots of land owned by the Sro- Malabar Church in Ernakulam. Around 20 crores of rupees were lost by the church in the sale of the prime property. Archbishop Cardinal George Varghese Alencherry and Priests Joshy Puthuva, Sebastian Vadakkumpadam, the mediator Saju Varghese were responsible for the misappropriation of money. FIR was filed against Archbishop Alencherry for Criminal violation of trust and conspiracy against the believers.
The petitioner stated that he does not believe those accused people are guilty in the case indicating a clear division among the archdiocese. Yet, the court was moved against the controversy by an FIR against Saju Varghese.