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Three arrested, idol worth Rs 2.5 crore seized in Lucknow

Three persons were arrested for trying to smuggle an asthdhatu idol worth over Rs 2.5 crore, police said in Lucknow on Sunday.
PTI | By HT Correspondent, Lucknow
UPDATED ON JAN 24, 2011 04:24 PM IST

Three persons were arrested for trying to smuggle an asthdhatu idol worth over Rs 2.5 crore, police said in Lucknow on Sunday.

Acting on a tip-off, police arrested Devendra Sharma, Abhishek and Sushil Kumar from Aliganj area in Lucknow on Saturday and an Ashtdhau (combination of eight metals) idol of Gautam Buddha was recovered from them, they said.

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