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Burglars strike at temple, decamp with valuables

punjab Updated: Jun 24, 2014 19:43 IST
HT Correspondent
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Hindustan Times

Resentment prevailed amongst the devotees after burglars struck at the temple of goddess Durga in Ganj Bazar area and took away silver canopies, eyes, including one of gold valued at lakhs of rupees on Monday night.

In a first information report lodged with city police, priest of the temple Laxmi Kant, stated that burglars took away three silver canopies, two silver eyes and one gold eye of the goddess after breaking open the locks of the main door of the temple, on Monday night. The burglary was first noticed by some of devotees and priest on Tuesday morning when they went to perform pooja of the goddess at around 4 am.

Surprisingly, the city police reportedly arrived at the site two hours later after receiving the information.

Meanwhile, additional superintendent of police Padam Chand said that soon after receipt of information, a massive manhunt has been launched to nab the culprits and some persons have been detained for questioning. A case has been registered under section 380 of Indian Penal Code.