The gang involved in stealing valuable statues from the temples got active as within a week 20 statues has been stolen from two temple both are situated under Ghantaghar police station circle of the city.
The accused has stolen the statues from Adhinath Diganber Jain temple stituated at Jadhio Ki Uhal area on Friday night and had lifted 15 statues from there, following the incidence Jain community got annoyed and and handed over a memorandum to the administrative officers in relation to the increasing incidences of the statue theft.
Surprisingly when the Jain community was protesting outside the collectorate at the same time another incidence of a Statue theft came in light from the same area where the accused has targeted the Jaggannath Rai temple of Medh Satriya Swrankar community and had stolen 5 ancient statues from it.
The priest of the temple Ramesh Viashnav claimed that the thieves has targeted the temple on Sunday night even its is situated few meters from the police station, Ramesh also claimed that all the stolen statues are made up of 8 metals and are valuable.
The incidence came to light on Monday morning when the priest went there and found that the locks were broken and the gates were lying open, he immediately informed other people of the community and also intimated the police about the mishap, later a FIR has been registered and started the investigation of the matter, cops are also taking help of the footages of the close circuit camera installed in the area.