Court OKs Auction Of Hindu Statues

March 26, 2010

Author: Staff Writer


Wire Service: AP

A federal bankruptcy judge has approved the auctioning of 100 statues and other property to satisfy debts of the Hindu Temple of Georgia, which filed for bankruptcy last year.

The temple, in Norcross, claims to have $9.4 million in assets and $15 million in liabilities.

Attorneys for the Norcross temple and Indian Handicrafts Development Corp. sought to block the sale of the statues on the basis of religious significance.