Two arrested for ISKCON temple theft

Two arrested for ISKCON temple theft

Two men were arrested here for breaking into the ISKCON (International Society for Krishna Consciousness) temple at Rohini in outer Delhi and decamping with several idols worth lakhs of rupees, police said on Saturday.

Shiekh Muziba, 45, and Shiekh Ishrat, 44, who hail from West Bengal and reside in Bhalswa Dairy area in north west Delhi, were arrested from a park in Rohini Sector 24 when they were trying to sell the idols, said Deputy Commissioner of Police (Outer ) B S Jaiswal.

Habitual drinkers

“We recovered Rs. 4, 235 in cash and robbed brass idols of Lord Prabhupad, Lord Nar Singh and Goddess Laxmi,” said Jaiswal.

The duo, along with two other accomplices, had entered into the Rohini Sector 25 temple by scaling the gate and overpowering the guard by threatnening him with a knife on Thursday.
They later decamped with four idols and a donation box full of money.

“The arrested are habitual drinkers and do not earn enough money to meet their family’s requirements” Jaiswal said.

He also said that the modus operandi of the accused was to rob houses in the surrounding areas and temples.

They would carry knives with them. If faced with resistence they would use the knife.

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