Saint Tukaram’s stolen mask found in Pune

March 11th, 2008 - 10:43 pm ICT by admin  

Pune, March 11 (IANS) A silver mask of Saint Tukaram idol, stolen from the famous Tukaram temple in Dehu near here March 2, was found in Indrayani river Monday midnight. The police recovered the 1.25 kg mask neatly wrapped in a plastic bag from the Indrayani riverbed near Boat Club following a tip-off, Superintendent of Police Vishwas Nangre told reporters Tuesday.

A massive hunt launched by the police following the disappearance of the mask March 2 appeared to have reached a dead end. But, the sacred relic was found in the river eight days after its theft.

Kolhapur range Inspector General of Police Ashok Dhivare had come here last week to monitor the investigation.

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