Ahmedabad (Gujarat) January 29, 2013: In yet another case of theft in temples, thieves on Monday burgled Jain Derasar in Shahibaug of two silver crowns and ornaments worth Rs5,71,000. Priest of the temple, Lalsinh Rathod, has lodged a complaint in the matter with Shahibaug Police Station.
Rathod on Monday found locks of derasar complex broken and three temples on the premises broken into, revealed primary investigations. “The temple has three gates. One of the gates was bolted from outside while the rest two were locked from the inside,” said PI KC Patel of Shahibaug. “We suspect involvement of an insider. Also, it is clearly a case of negligence by the priest,” added Patel. Monday’s burglary is 16th such incidence of burglary in temples of the city.
In another similar theft, valuables worth Rs8,65,000 was reported from Jain Shwetambar Temple of Vikas Group in Paldi on Monday. Trustee of the temple, Bharat Zaveri, lodged a complaint with Ellisbridge Police Station. The two main priests of the temple – Ranjit and Ashwin – are missing since January 1.
The valuables were locked in a cupboard that was checked once in two months. This time, the cupboard was checked on January 21 after realising that the priests haven’t come to temple for three weeks now. -News Courtesy: DNA India