Antique Jain idols stolen

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Three idols of Jain tirthankars were stolen from a derasar in Gota on Wednesday morning. The trustees of the derasar filed a complaint for theft on Thursday. The trustees also accused Sarkhej police of going slow in registering the complaint.

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Ahmedabad (Gujarat), February 24, 2012: Three idols of Jain tirthankars were stolen from a derasar in Gota on Wednesday morning. The trustees of the derasar filed a complaint for theft on Thursday. The trustees also accused Sarkhej police of going slow in registering the complaint.

According to Sarkhej police officials, Sanjay Shah, a resident of Gota Housing Board and trustee of Shubh Mangalya Jain Shwetambar Sangh, filed a complaint that somebody stole three mixed-metal idols of tirthankars from sanctum sanctorum of the derasar.

“As per his complaint, the derasar was opened at 6 am on Wednesday for the devotees. At that time, a number of nearby citizens visited the derasar. After 45 minutes, the new entrants noticed that there were no idols in their place and raised an alarm. The premises were sealed for search, but the idols of Ajitnath, Parshwanath and Mahavir Swami were not found. Out of three, Ajitnath idol is considered to be 1000-years old,” said a Sarkhej police official.

The derasar trustees said on Thursday that the police waited for the main trustee to come from Mumbai to register the complaint and start investigation in the matter. – News Courtesy: Times of India

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