Vijayawada

‘Panchaloha’ idols of Sitarama, Lakshmana, Anjaneya seized

Police on Tuesday seized four ‘panchaloha’ idols of Lord Srirama, his consort Sita Devi, Lakshmana Swamy and Sri Anjaneya Swamy, being transported illegally.

Following a tip-off, the police team led by Vinukonda Town Circle Inspector N. Srikanth Babu conducted a raid in the railway station and confiscated the idols, packed in a gunny bag, along with ‘vendi todugulu’, which are of antique value.

On observing the police, the accused abandoned the idols on the platform and managed to escape. A case has been registered and efforts are on to trace the thieves, said the CI.

“Four idols of Sri Sitarama Devasthanam located at Arundelpet, Guntur, were stolen a few months ago. We asked the temple authorities to verify the seized idols for identification. Information will be passed on to the Archaeology Department officials,” said Mr. Srikanth.

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