Robbery in a temple, a Golden pot worth crores stolen in MP


NC NETWORK, New Delhi



On Thursday, a robbery took place in Ram Janki temple in Khaniyadhana, Madhya Pradesh as a golden pot that was placed on the top of the temple was stolen by the thieves, police said.   

This came into light when a local resident Shailendra Singh Judeo found ‘kalash’ (pot) that was placed on the top of the temple missing. He then informed the police about it. After the complained police reached soon the place with a dog squad and fingerprint experts, Sub Divisional Officer of Police (SDOP), Pichore Town, R P Mishra said, “Judeo, who belongs to the erstwhile royal family of Khaniyadhana, said the temple was constructed by his forefathers around 300 years old. The pot weighed around 55kg”, he said.
This “kalash” and a similar one in Orchha’s renowned Ram Raja Temple were installed simultaneously, Judeo said.    

Police, quoting the people working in the temple, said that the pot worth around Rs. 15 crore. The case has been registered and a search launched to nab the thieves, SDOP said.

The residents around are so angry with the incidents and they have started protest outside the temple and closed shops.
The khaniyadhana temple was recently renovated by the labors that were brought from Nanded Maharashtra, and police team has been sent there to question them, the SDOP added. The reward of Rs.10,000 has been announced by the Superintendent of Police Rajesh Hingankar to anyone who provides information about the thieves.

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