Former IG filed suit on ancient idols stolen 50 years ago

Former Inspector General of Police AG Pon Manikvel has filed a complaint with Olakur police near Tindivanam in Villupuram district, demanding a thorough probe into the alleged theft of three Panchaloha idols and six stone idols from Sri, which are more than 960 years old. are considered. Agtheeswarar Temple at Olakkur.

Addressing the media after registering the complaint on Saturday, Mr. Manikvel said that ancient Panchaloha idols of Vigneshwar, Somaskandar and Vatapi Vinthagar, and stone idols of Pillaiyar, Dakshinamurthy, Lingothbhavar, Durga, Brahma and Bhaivar were stolen 50-60 is reported to be. Many years ago.

He said that according to the evidence found from the inscriptions, the temple was built by Rajendra Thevar II.

Mr Manikwell said an investigation revealed that many of the statues stolen were smuggled out of the country, and in the possession of international idol smugglers and foreign art galleries. “For this a thorough investigation is needed into the theft of ancient idols,” he said.