Eight idols stolen from Ayodhya temple


Ayodhya, Sep 23 (IANS): Eight ancient idols were stolen from a century-old temple in Ayodhya.

The statues were found missing on Wednesday after which a case was lodged at the Haidergarh police circle.

Ayodhya's Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Sailesh Kumar Pandey said, "The idols were stolen from a temple . Initially, it was said that nine idols were missing but one of the idols was later recovered from the temple premises. We have lodged a case of theft and initiated investigation."

According to police sources, the temple is built on the private property of one Anand Kumar Singh, who is a descendent of a royal family.

The temple is managed by a private trust named Ram Janki Trust. It was built by Singh's ancestors over a century ago. The temple has several idols in it.

The priest of the temple, on Wednesday, found the lock on the inner gate of the temple broken and idols missing.

Satyendra Bhushan Tiwari, Circle Officer, said, "The missing idols were made of metal and were three to nine inches tall and were over a century old. We have formed two teams to track the thieves. We are taking help from the dog squad, forensic unit and local intelligence."

"The temple has no CCTV camera or security guard. A priest takes care of the temple and locks it in the night," he added.

 

  

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  • Rajesh kumar, Mangalore

    Thu, Sep 23 2021

    Lolzzz

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  • Indian, Udupi

    Thu, Sep 23 2021

    Election approaching in UP, So anything can happen.

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  • Veer, Nagpur

    Thu, Sep 23 2021

    Those who can obtain clean chit legally are thieves. No one else steals or vandalises temples, churches and mosques except these goons. Check past police records for proof.

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  • k b r, Mangala Uru

    Thu, Sep 23 2021

    Many thieves have converged in Ayodhya after the stone laying ceremony...

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  • Rita, Germany

    Thu, Sep 23 2021

    Everyone knows since long theft in tempels is being practiced .with all that they have not kept any cctv cameras nor any one security.why spare money on wrong place?Now you have to look yourselves.Best one security and camers hidden where most costly thinga are there.Cameras should have a alarm system.when someone enters in wrong timesSquad dogs may not find if rains .First lookout for intern people.

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  • Rita, Germany

    Thu, Sep 23 2021

    Everyone knows since long theft in tempels is being practiced .with all that they have not kept any cctv cameras nor any one security.why spare money on wrong place?Now you have to look yourselves.Best one security and camers hidden where most costly thinga are there.Cameras should have a alarm system.when someone enters in wrong timesSquad dogs may not find if rains .

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  • Munna, Bajpe

    Thu, Sep 23 2021

    When they believe in One God why stealing idols...??? Someone's sister dealing with antiques in Italy...!!

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  • Deshbhakt, Mangalore

    Thu, Sep 23 2021

    Someone's sister ?? That same someone was told that the documents related to Rafale deal got stolen. Why not the case is similar with the statues too ??? Was Mallya, NiMo, LaMo, Choksey and others too related to that 'someone' too ??

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Thane

    Thu, Sep 23 2021

    Insider Trading ...

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