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SSB Catches Three Men With Astha Dhatu Idol In Jaigaon

BY SILIGURI TIMES CORRESPONDENT Oct 13, 2017

Based on inputs received from sources, the ‘D’ Coy Jaigaon troops of SSB’s 53rd Battalion Simlabari executed an operation in Jaigaon last night.

According to Arvind Kumar, the Commanding Officer of SSB’s 53rd Battalion, three men were caught by the SSB soldiers around half past eleven in the night with an astha dhatu, i.e. an eight-metal alloy, idol of Lord Krishna.

The names of the trio have been stated as Pradip Sahu and Sabid Ali of Jaigaon and Bijay Gupta of Jalpaiguri. The seized idol weighs approximately 1 kg 35 grams and is 7.2 inches tall. 

The trio, along with the idol, have now been turned over to the Custom Department of Jaigaon. 

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