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500-yr-old Buddha idol seized in Orissa

india Updated: Jan 22, 2009 18:32 IST

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Police seized a 500-year-old Buddha idol, made of eight metals, and arrested one person in this connection in Gadabadapada village at Puri district.

Acting on a tip-off, police arrested Banamali Swain when he was being handed over the 20-inch idol by two men on bike on Wednesday.

The idol was valued at Rs two crore in the international market, police said, adding that the men on bike managed to fled.

Police have registered a case and search is on for the two persons, they said.