Police sorted out mystery of antique idols stolen from Ragunath temple of Kullu



By: Mohan Lal Verma

Kullu police today sorted out the mystery of antique idols stolen from the historical Raghunath temple. The police has successfully recovered all the stolen idols from two different places.

Mr. Sanjay Kundu, Additional Director General of Police told himvani that all the missing idols including the  main idol of Lord Raghunath and the one dedicated to Lord Rama that were missing from Lord Raghunath temple in Sultanpur, Kullu since December 9, 2015 have been found out.

He also confirmed that all the idols and ornaments were found on the outskirts of the town, about 200 kilometers from here but the accused involved in the theft are yet to be arrested.

The robbers entered the temple from the roof and took away the idols of Lord Raghunath and Lord Hanuman, both made of ‘Ashtadhatu’ (a composite of eight metals) a stone statue of Narsingh Shila ( gold plated), one idol of Lord Ganesh, a pair of Charan Paduka and some ornaments. The police has also announced a cash prise of Rupees 10 lakh for giving any clues about the robbers.



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ML Verma is a Senior journalist, with more than a decade of experience of active reporting for electronic media, news agencies and fast paced online media.

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  1. Well done by Police of HP. Accused must be nabbed and punished to teach them a lesson. Human beings are so greedy to steel even God. Request to Police , please don’t let the burglars go easily

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