The precious antique idol of Lord Buddha worth crores of rupees was seized by troppers of Suraksha Seema Bal from smugglers who were trying to smuggle the antique piece from Nepal to India. The weight of antique idol is 2.690 kilos and it is worth crores of rupees.
Working on specific tip, a special operation was launched by the troopers of 62nd Battalion Bhinga (UP) of SSB on Jly 24 near border pillar number -634/07 to nab the smugglers who were trying to smuggle the antique from Nepal to India. The troopers noticed suspicious movement of two persons around 3.45 am on the no man’s land approx 15 metres from border pillar number -634/07. Sensing the presence of security forces in the area, suspected persons left their belongings and fled towards Suiya village in Nepal.
The antique (Ashtha Dhatu) idol was recovered in a white bag during the search of area near no man’s land.
After seizing the idol, the troopers handed over the Antique Idol to Police Station Sirsiya,distt- Sravasti(UP).This year Sashastra Seema Bal has seized antique idols worth of Rs. 5,43,50000 /-crore and arrested 03 persons in 4 case, said the press statement.