IG issues warning on hoarding of antiquities

Sets 15-day deadline; search carried out in farmhouse

Inspector General of Police of the Idol Wing, A.G. Ponn Manickavel, on Tuesday asked all those in possession of antiquities and artefacts without proper documentation to hand them over to the police or face legal action. He has set a 15-day deadline for the purpose.

Mr. Manickavel, who conducted a search at a farmhouse owned by Chennai-based businessman Ranvir Shah in Mohalwadi village near Madurantakam, said 84 stone pillars and idols were recovered from the property.

Addressing journalists, Mr. Manickavel said anyone hoarding artefacts or possessing them without proper documentation must voluntarily hand them over to the police within 15 days.

The team also searched another farm house near Padappai linked to Mr. Shah and recovered a few dozen stone artefacts from there....Read more


Source web page: The Hindu

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