The National Gallery of Australia dances into trouble with Shiva

18 Mar 2014 7:55 AM | Anonymous

The National Gallery of Australia dances into trouble with Shiva

Rachel Kleinman and Amrit Dhillon
Published: March 18, 2014 - 3:00AM

As the trial of disgraced art dealer Subhash Kapoor gets under way in the southern Indian town of Chennai, the policeman who has been hunting him for years hopes Kapoor will spend the next 14 years in jail - the maximum sentence for smuggling antiquities (in his case, allegedly hundreds of them) out of India.

Ashok Natarajan, chief investigating officer of the ''Idol Wing'' of Tamil Nadu Police, calls Kapoor, who has pleaded not guilty, a glib talker who deserves everything he gets. ''He was ruthless in stripping Tamil Nadu of artefacts that represent the height of artistic splendour in my state,'' he says.

 

http://www.smh.com.au/national/the-national-gallery-of-australia-dances-into-trouble-with-shiva-20140317-34xui.html

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