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Police Charged in Museum Theft

on 2001/10/20 8:48:02 ( 1227 reads )


HYDERABAD, INDIA, October 20, 2001: Two constables of Andhra Pradesh Special Police, posted on security duty at the NTR Museum, were arrested by the Hyderabad police on a charge of stealing six sandalwood idols from the museum. The police said the duo -- B Anjaneyulu and Govind Singh -- were among the platoon of the APSP tenth battalion deployed at the museum to look after its security following a direction from the Andhra Pradesh high court. The duo were on duty on October 16 when they stole the six sandalwood idols from the museum after gaining entry through a window. On a tip-off, the police intercepted a police van, in which the erring cops were carrying the stolen idols, at Pebbair in neighboring Mehbubnagar district. They had packed the idols in gunny bags and hid them under the seats and were proceeding to their houses located at Beechupalli village, when they were caught.

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