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Three Arrested for Stealing Idols from Temples

Published: 08th January 2014 06:10 PM  |   Last Updated: 08th January 2014 06:10 PM   |  A+A-

By PTI

Three youths allegedly involved in stealing precious idols from several temples in    the state were arrested here Wednesday.            

Five stolen idols of Lord Krishana, Radha, Bajranjbali, Saligram and other articles of temples were recovered from the three accused, all in 20s, police said.               

The three accused -- Tanwar Singh Meena (26), Dhanraj Meena (26) and Phralad Meena (25) -- all residents of Loharikala village of Bhilwara district, had allegedly stolen six idols and some other religious articles from temples of Umar and Devgi Ka Thana villages in the district in April last year, Hindoli police station SHO Bhanwar Singh Hada said.          

During interrogation, they also admitted to have stolen idols from other temples in Tonk and Bhilwara districts, the  SHO said, adding some more members of the gang are likely to be arrested soon.       

 



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