The city police is not informed about whereabouts of any Thai monk or his associates allegedly involved in the theft of a 15{+t}{+h}century rosary of Sant Kabir that went missing from an ashram at Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh last week, a senior police official said here on Wednesday.

 According to a PTI report from Varanasi the monk and his associates who are alleged to be involved in the crime have been located in the city and a police team has been sent from there.

 “They [the police from Varanasi] have not contacted us,” Pallab Kanti Ghosh, Joint Commissioner (Crime) said when asked by The Hindu about the development.