'Ashtadhatu' idol worth Rs 5 cr seized, 2 held

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Basti, May 5 (UNI) Police here today recovered a precious 'ashtadhatu' idol, estimated at Rs 5 crore in the international market, and arrested two members of the smuggling syndicate involved in the crime.

The district police nabbed Chandra Bhan Singh and Anil Kumar from Kotwali area.

Idol of God Ramchandra, weighing around 11 kg, was seized from their possession, police said.

The arrested have been sent to jail.


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