A police constable and home guard were among five persons arrested by the police while digging up the ancient Sri Chennasava Swamy temple premises in search of treasure on the outskirts of P. Kothapalli village near Brahmamgari Matham mandal headquarters.

The constable, Nagi Reddy, and Kareemulla, the home guard in Porumamilla police station, and workers Basha, B. Madhu and Chennakesavulu were taken into custody.