Rare Idols Seized in Bhubaneswar


Bhubaneswar: Odisha Crime Branch officials on Wednesday busted an international idol theft racket in Bhubaneswar and recovered two Asta Dhatu idols worth around Rs 2.5 crore.

The Special Task Force (STF) of Crime Branch conducted a raid at the house of one Sayed Zilnoor in Jadupur area on the outskirts of Bhubaneswar and traced two Asta Dhatu idols.

Since Sayed did not have any documentation establishing the possession of the idols, the STF team arrested him and seized the statues.

During investigation, Sayed and his associates seem to have involvement having inter-state/international ramification.