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Stolen idols seized, 3 arrested

Three persons were arrested and bronze idols of various deities worth about Rs 10 lakh in the international market were seized from them by the Economic Offences Wing today, police said.

india Updated: Aug 03, 2010 08:06 IST

Three persons were arrested and bronze idols of various deities worth about Rs 10 lakh in the international market were seized from them by the Economic Offences Wing on Monday, police said.

Acting on a tip-off that a gang was planning to sell stolen idols in the city, two special EOW teams -- probing cases of idol thefts in Southern states -- nabbed two persons near Egmore railway station in Chennai and recovered some idols from their possession.

Based on the information provided by the duo, another person was arrested later and a statue of Buddha was recovered from him, a release said, adding that the trio were later remanded to judicial custody.