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Missing Idols Stir Tension

Residents lay siege to town police station as Muneeswarar temple statues go missing

Published: 24th August 2015 06:17 AM  |   Last Updated: 24th August 2015 06:17 AM   |  A+A-

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VELLORE: Tensions flared up once again in Ambur Town on Sunday after residents of Pudumanai area in Ambur Town, laid siege to the Ambur Town Police Station demanding action against miscreants, who took away the deities of Amman Sirasu and Lord Muneeswarar along with the Tirusulam that enshrined in the decades-old Muneeswarar Temple.

The incident came to light during the early hours of Sunday when devotees went to perform special poojas. They found the idols of the Amman Sirasu, Lord Muneeswarar and the Trisulam missing. Residents of the locality gathered at the temple and began searching the vicinity. While the Tirusulam and the idol of Lord Muneeswarar were found dumped in a nearby bush, the idol of Amman Sirasu continues to be missing.

The functionaries of Hindu Organisations held a talk with the locals. They marched towards the Ambur Town Station and gheraoed the station, demanding that the police identify and take stern action against the miscreants for defiling the sanctity of the temple.

Deputy Inspector General of Police, Vellore Range, R Tamil Chandran and Superintendent of Police of Vellore P K Senthil Kumari conducted an inquiry with the locals. They assured the residents of Pudumanai that the department would take the necessary action.

In the meantime, DSP of Ambur P Ganeshan also held a talk with the protesters at the police station. Following the assurance of the police officials, the locals withdrew their protest. The Ambur Town Police registered a case regarding the incident and launched a dragnet for the miscreants.



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