Idol seized: two held

Mangaluru South Police and CCB officers have arrested two men and have seized a brass idol and a car, all worth over Rs 2.69 lakh, recently. DCP (Crime) Uma Prashanth has identified the arrested as Subrahmanya Bhat (44), a resident of Kemraje in Sullia taluk and Nissar (54) of Kollam in Kerala.

Mangaluru South Police and CCB officers have arrested two men and have seized a brass idol and a car, all worth over Rs 2.69 lakh, recently. DCP (Crime) Uma Prashanth has identified the arrested as Subrahmanya Bhat (44), a resident of Kemraje in Sullia taluk and Nissar (54) of Kollam in Kerala.

Acting on a tip off that two men were attempting to sell an idol at Football Ground in the city, police rushed to the spot and arrested the duo. The duo had purchased the brass idol from a shop after paying Rs 66,000 and were attempting to sell it for Rs two crore by claiming that it to be a ‘Panchaloha’ idol.

 

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