BanglaHunt Desk: Although many rare items have been recovered from the chest of Bengal (West Bengal) many times, there are more reports of shipments. In most cases, many ancient treasures were secretly smuggled. It was possible to rescue it through police activities. This time too his personality did not change.
There is a truck loaded with paddy, there is no way to see it from the outside, there is hidden treasure inside. After receiving information from undercover sources, the customs officials of the state raided the truck. Valuable resources are recovered.
The incident took place in South Dinajpur. On the night of 23rd August, the secret information came to the customs officials of Bengal that some ancient idols of the country were being smuggled to Bangladesh. According to the plan, the officers immediately raided Kaliaganj. Although he was mistaken at first when he saw the truck loaded with paddy, he found 25 ancient idols inside the truck.
Ancient idols were recovered
Customs officials were able to stop the smuggling and sent the recovered idols to experts at the Akshay Kumar Maitra Heritage Museum under the auspices of the University of North Bengal. From there it will be possible to know more detailed information about the statues through various experiments.
Kolkata Customs (Preventive) Commissionerate seizes 25 antique idols valued at Rs 35.3 Crores pic.twitter.com/WP5hTx14D9
– ANI ()ANI) August 26, 2020
Description of the rescued thing
It is learned that stone idols of Parvati, Manasa, Vishnu and Surya have been recovered from the truck. There were also idols of Hindu and Jain temples and seven metal patterns with bronze and octopus aloe. Eleven terracotta statues were also recovered. Presumably, these statues date from the ninth to the sixteenth centuries. The smugglers collected the idols from different parts of India for the purpose of smuggling them, which cost more than Rs 35 crore.
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