Antique Quran seized in Gadag, six arrested

The police raided the house of Shantavva Siddanagoudar near Krishna Talkies and recovered the valuable holy text, when the arrested were trying to sell it off.

The 602-page Quran in Arabic, weighs 10 kg and is said to be valued at more than Rs one crore.

Judicial custody

All the six arrested - Sharad Ramachandra Kulkarni, Shivarajappa Shidliganppa Goudar, Mallappa Rayappa Gudadari, Basappa Hanumanthappa Pujar, Iraiah Gangyakerimani and Jagadish Andaiah Hiremath - have been remanded to judicial custody.

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