Seven crooks who came to Lucknow to sell a 200-year-old Ashtadhatu idol were arrested, the deal was decided in one crore
Seven crooks who came to Lucknow to sell a 200-year-old Ashtadhatu idol were arrested
7 people who came to deal with the 200-year-old Ashtadhatu idol have been arrested by Sarojini Nagar Police. The prized idol of Lord Parshvanath, the 23rd Tirthankara of Jainism, has been recovered from the miscreants.
The idol was stolen from the Jain temple of Banda
ACP Krishnanagar told Swatanter Kumar Singh that the idol was stolen from a Jain temple in Banda. The crooks were trying to sell him. He was also in talks with some smugglers. The idol smugglers had called the miscreants to Lucknow. On Monday afternoon, all the crooks reached Lucknow with the prized idol. Here he was asked to wait near the Nadarganj canal bridge. The police were shocked when the crooks were waiting for the smugglers with the idol. The police seized the miscreants under siege.
A rogue absconding
The arrested crooks are Sunil Katiyar alias Babbi, Raju Singh Raj Kumar Nishad alias Raju, Shivkumar Khagar alias Bhagat, Vinod Kumar Gupta alias Kallu Katta, Mohammed Afzal and Salman Shah of Sumerpur, Hamirpur, residing in the capital of Kanpur. . One fellow of the miscreants is Kannauj resident Akash alias Sagar absconding. Police teams have been deployed in search of him.
Having a criminal history
ACP Krishnanagar Swatanter Kumar Singh said that 17 cases have been registered against Raju in Hardoi Hamirpur in various police stations under various sections including attempt to murder, robbery and robbery involving murder. Whereas, Salman has 8 cases of serious offenses registered in various police stations of Kanpur and Fatehpur. All have been sent to jail.
The deal was done for one crore rupees
The ACP said that the miscreants had signed the statue of Ashtadhatu for one crore rupees. However, the people with whom the idol was signed and where the idol purchasers were going to send it, could not be disclosed. Police are looking for clues to get to the bottom of this entire network.
The weight of the idol is 3 kg
The idol of Lord Parshvanath weight about 3 kg. Police officials said that the idol is 200 years old. It will be investigated by historians and archaeologists. At present, the idol has been kept safe in the police station's Malkhana.