German Chancellor will give 'stolen' Durga back to India: ASI says idol was smuggled out of the country... and it wants 30 more back from Singapore

14 Jul 2015 2:07 PM | Anonymous

German Chancellor will give 'stolen' Durga back to India: ASI says idol was smuggled out of the country... and it wants 30 more back from Singapore

By Atir Khan

Published: 19:41 EST, 13 July 2015 | Updated: 19:41 EST, 13 July 2015

When German Chancellor Angela Merkel visits New Delhi in October, she will hand over to Prime Minister Narendra Modi a stolen heritage Durga idol as a goodwill gesture. 

The Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) is chalking out modalities for the ceremony. 

The government agency has managed to convince the German government that the ancient idol was stolen from India and sold to a German museum at a cost of $250,000 (Rs 1.5 crore). 



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