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21 bronze idols seized from Lankan trader

Press Trust of India  |  Nagapattinam (TN) 

Twentyone bronze idols of Hindu Gods being carried by a Sri Lankan trader allegedly without proper documents were seized at a checkpost in the district by a special squad today.

The team of officials headed by Tahsildar Shanthi, on vehicle check duty at Kollidam Checkpost near Sirkazhi, stumbled upon the idols when they stopped the car in which Masong Jayendra was travelling to from Kumbakonam, a hub of bronze idols.

Jayendra said he was doing the business for the past 20 years and claimed he had receipts for the 21 idols which he had procured in Kumbakonam.

However as the documents were found inadequate, the idols were seized, officials said.

First Published: Sun, March 16 2014. 11:55 IST