More idols from Tamil Nadu unearthed in U.S.

16 Oct 2013 12:42 PM | Anonymous

More idols from Tamil Nadu unearthed in U.S.

   
A. Srivathsan
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One of the four idols stolen from Tamil Nadu and traced by U.S. investigators. Photo Courtesy: Jason Felch
One of the four idols stolen from Tamil Nadu and traced by U.S. investigators. Photo Courtesy: Jason Felch

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the Manhattan District Attorney’s office have traced four of 18 idols stolen from Tamil Nadu, according to information available here. The investigation process involves a web of informers, secret recordings, and interception of mails.

According to a complaint filed by investigators in the Criminal Court of the City of New York, these four sculptures, valued at $14.5 million, were in the possession of Sushma Sareen, sister of Subhash Chandra Kapoor, the U.S.-based antiquities dealer now in jail in Chennai for his alleged role in the theft. Ms. Sareen, 60, was arrested and later released on bail.

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