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Man detained at airport over possession of idols

Last Updated: Thursday, January 19, 2012 - 11:40

Chennai: A man was detained at the
international airport here by officials of the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) after he was found carrying five idols believed to be having antique value.

Ramasamy Govindarajulu, set to fly to Hong Kong, was
detained after five metal idols of Lord Mahaveera and Buddha
were found in his possession, airport sources said.
Officials from the Archaeological Department were
examining the idols.


First Published: Thursday, January 19, 2012 - 11:40
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