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Madras HC directs Idol Wing police to conduct probe of theft of Sri Ranganatha Swamy Temple

PTI Last Updated at 09 Aug 2018, 16:08 IST India

The Madras High Court today directed the Idol Wing police to conduct a probe into the alleged theft of idols and other antiquities from the famous Sri Ranganatha Swamy Temple in Tiruchirapalli district.

A Special division bench of Justices R Mahadevan and P D Audikesavalu gave the direction to Idol Wing Chief Pon Manickavel on a petition by Rangarajan Narasimhan and ordered the official to file a report within six weeks.

Meanwhile, the Idol wing police gave an undertaking to the High Court that for now, it would not arrest Additional Commissioner of HR & CE N Thirumagal in connection with alleged misappropriation of gold and funds collected for making two idols at the Sri Ekambareswarar temple in Kancheepuram.

Recording the undertaking, the bench posted the anticipatory bail petition filed by Thirumagal for hearing after six weeks.

(This story has not been edited by Devdiscourse staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

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