Valuables worth Rs 50 lakh stolen from temple in Thane

The theft came to light Sunday morning when the management of the temple opened the premises and found the valuables missing.

india Updated: Sep 03, 2018 19:28 IST
Hindustan Times, Thane
Thane,Krishna Temple,Govardhan Vaishnav Mandir Haveli
The thieves broke into the temple on the eve of Janmashtami.(PTI Photo/Representative image)

Two unidentified persons broke into a Krishna temple in Thane’s Jambhli Naka and stole cash, gold and silver worth Rs 50 lakh on Sunday morning.

The thieves cut the wire connecting the CCTVs and broke into the Govardhan Vaishnav Mandir Haveli on the eve of Janmashtami. The stolen goods include cash from the donation box and gold ornaments worth 1kg adorned on the idol and silver vessels.

The crime branch and Thane Nagar police station are investigating the crime and have taken seven people for interrogation.

“The temple priest and his family stay within the temple premises. However, they were not aware of the theft. The thieves entered through the back door and cut open the netted door, due to which they were not captured in the other cameras in the premises,” said Ravikant Malekar, senior police inspector, Thane Nagar police station.

First Published: Sep 03, 2018 19:25 IST