Bombs recovered from roof of ancient temple

Last Updated: Friday, March 30, 2012 - 11:00

Tirunelveli: Two powerful country bombs
have been recovered from the 16th century Venkatachalapathy
Temple at nearby Krishnapuram, police said on Friday.

The bombs were recovered from the roof of the temple by a
bomb disposal squad yesterday after workers engaged in
cleaning operations discovered it and brought it to the notice
of police.

The bombs were later placed in a bucket of water and
defused.

Police said they are investigating all angles, including
whether any fundamentalists were involved in the act.

Temple officials said the temple, built by Krishnappa
Nayak 1564-1572, is famous for its beautiful sculptures,
considered among the best in the country.

The temple attracts a lot of domestic and foreign tourists.

PTI



First Published: Friday, March 30, 2012 - 11:00

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