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Visnagar idol theft: CID roped in

    Ahmedabad (Gujarat), March 1, 2012: Gujarat police has stationed CID (Crime) and crime branch officials at Visnagar to probe into the theft of an ancient idol. The idol was stolen recently from a Jain derasar in Visnagar. Since then the Jain muni of the temple in Umta village has been on fast in protest. The investigation was earlier handled by Mehsana local crime branch officials. However, owing to lack of progress the director general of police, Gujarat, Chittaranjan Singh, has asked CID and crime branch officials to help in the probe. Singh said: “It is likely that an inter-state gang is involved in the theft.

    CID has thus been roped in to look into this aspect and hunt for suspects with the help of other state police forces.Ahmedabad city crime branch officials have been asked to probe the case using electronic surveillance techniques. – News Courtesy: Times of India

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