The Idol Wing CID on Monday arrested two people for illegally possessing and selling an antique emerald Shivalinga worth Rs 25 crore. It was fixed on a metal naagabharanam (snake ornament).
As the hearing resumed on Monday, on a bunch of half a dozen petitions related to Gyanvapi dispute, the counsel representing the parties put their submissions before the single judge bench of court.
ASI experts team examined the idol and certified the Shivalingam with Nagabharanam as suspected to be antique datable early 1800s.
On March 25, the villagers uprooted the Shivalinga at Shiva temple in Raigarh and carried on a cart to present it in the court.
The State idol wing police on Thursday seized an emerald lingam believed to be worth Rs 500 crore from the bank locker of a resident in Thanjavur.