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15 held for stealing 1000-kg Nandi idol from temple in Andhra Pradesh

A special police team arrested the 15 after investigations into the theft of the granite idol from the 400-year old Agastheswara Swamy temple in Ramachandrapuram on the night of January 24.

published on : 2nd February 2019

Tamil Nadu government repeatedly committing contempt of court in idol theft cases: Madras High Court

Manickavel told the court that for the last 20 days, the accused who was directed by the court to appear before the IO was coming to the Guindy office provided for the wing but the IO was missing.

published on : 21st January 2019

Now, Tamil Nadu's HR & CE staff too file complaint against idol wing special officer Pon Manickavel

Pon Manickavel is already facing opposition from within the police force as a group of police officers recently claimed that they were compelled to file fabricated cases.

published on : 27th December 2018

Idol theft case: Anticipatory bail granted to Venu Srinivasan

The issue pertains to three missing antique idols from the famous Kapaleeshawarar Temple, Mylapore.

published on : 29th November 2018

Temple run: Three arrested for idol theft

Though the gang stole the idols a month ago, they did not dispose them as they were not aware of the channels to dispose the idols in the international market, police said.

published on : 24th November 2018

1000 ancient idols smuggled out of India every year

Industry scale loot means auction houses are sending their top executives to pick and choose art pieces while some are sharing the pictures on social media.

published on : 11th November 2018

Failed bid to steal emerald idol from Ramnad temple

The thieves beat up one of the temple’s night watchmen, Chellamuthu (60), who tried to stop them.

published on : 5th November 2018

Madras High Court raps petitioner in idol theft case

The petitioner, a Vedic scholar in Tiruchy, can at best, visit the temple like any other devotee and doesn’t enjoy anymore privileges than that, the court observed.

published on : 24th October 2018

Four stolen panchaloha idols from Madurai temple found dumped on roadside

The centuries-old idols were of Lord Perumal, Lord Panchamurthi, Goddess Sridevi and Goddess Boodevi.

published on : 17th October 2018

Centuries-old panchaloha idols stolen from Tamil Nadu temple 

Suspecting that the thieves might have hidden the idols in nearby wells, the police along with fire service personnel have been checking the wells in the area.

published on : 15th October 2018

Eight temple idols found in Vaigai riverbed

Emaneswaram police have filed a case on this based on the complaint filed by the VAO.

published on : 22nd September 2018

Odisha: Six stolen Astadhatu idols recovered a month after

Some miscreants had decamped with the idols of Radha, Krishna, Laxmi and Anthua Gopal on the night of August 8.

published on : 15th September 2018

No decision on Tamil Nadu government's order to transfer idol theft cases: CBI to Madras High Court

The state government filed a miscellaneous petition seeking the court's permission to provide the details of the cases to the Prime Minister's Office as requested by it.

published on : 12th September 2018