Tiruchirapalli, Sep 5 (UNI) Police seized seven panchaloha idols and a few vessels from a mini lorry at Karattmpatti Village on the Tiruchirapalli-Thuraiyur Highway near here last night.
Police said a police team conducted a routine vehicle check at Pulivalam during which they signalled the van to stop.
But the driver sped away. He was caught after a chase and the idols were seized.
However, four occupants of the van, including the driver, managed to escape under the cover of darkness, police said.
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