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Ancient idol recovered in Mathura; man arrested

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 13, 2010 - 00:10

Mathura: An idol worth Rs one crore,
stolen from a temple in Lalitpur last month, was recovered by
police here today with the arrest a person when he was on his
way to sell it.

Local police, in a joint operation with Refinery
police, nabbed the person while he was on way to sell the
300-year-old the statue in market.

"Vidhi Chandra was nabbed when he was going to sell the
idol of Goddess Laxmi in the market," SSP BD Paulson said
while talking to reporters.

"The market value of it is stated to be over ten
million. It was stolen from Jain temple falling under
Jakhalaun police station of Lalitpur district on the night of
March 9/10. The city police was since then making efforts to
recover the statue," he said.

A police team from Lalitpur took Chandra with them for
further investigation.


First Published: Tuesday, April 13, 2010 - 00:10

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