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Updated: July 15, 2012 00:44 IST

The case against Kapoor

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Subhash Kapoor being led away at Chennai airport on Saturday. Photo: A. Muralidharan
Subhash Kapoor being led away at Chennai airport on Saturday. Photo: A. Muralidharan

The most wanted idol and antique items smuggler Subhash Chandra Kapoor (61), brought to Chennai on Friday night from Germany by a CB-CID team, was produced in the Ariyalur court in Tamil Nadu on Saturday and remanded in judicial custody.

He is facing two cases of idol theft (10 idols from the Tiruparandam temple and eight idols from the Suthamalli temple) in Ariyalur in 2008. Speaking to The Hindu, Inspector-General R. Arumugam of the Economic Offences Wing said that Kapoor, a U.S. national, was arrested last October in Frankfurt by German authorities following a Red Corner Notice issued by Interpol on a request by the Tamil Nadu Police.

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