Idol theft case: Madras High Court seeks action against police officials

Encroachments along Adyar river, Madras HC directs Kancheepuram Distt. Collector to file report on removal steps
Chennai, June 28: The Madras High Court has directed AG Ponn Manickavel – the Inspector General of Police, Idol Wing CID – to produce certain documents tomorrow, related to the alleged theft of idols worth several crores.

The advocate who requested that the High Court exchange Idol robbery bodies of evidence against two policemen to Chennai’s CB-CID, said he’d gotten a mysterious note which affirmed that previous Idol Wing examiner Khader Basha and others “wrongfully sold old panchaloha symbols of Hindu gods that were recuperated from a dealer in Aruppukottai, Virudhunagar,” the report said.

After Khader Basha learned police were searching for him, he slipped off the radar, Puthiya Thalaimurai (PT) reported. The news channel said Subburaj, a police constable who purportedly stole the statues with Khader, has been captured and is being interrogated. The robbery happened the distance in 2008, and no case was petitioned for a long time, PT’s report said.