GUWAHATI, Dec 2 - Some forty idols and objects of worship fished out of the Brahmaputra have been kept at the Latasil Police Station and representatives from temples from where such items were stolen can come and claim them by furnishing necessary proof.
In a statement, the police said they are sensitive towards idols and other items of worship kept at religious institutions.
“On November 30 and December 1, some 40 idols and items of worship were fished out of the Brahmaputra by a team of police and SDRF men. If such items were stolen from any temple, naamghar or devalaya, the functionaries of the institutions can come (and) claim them by producing necessary proof,” the statement said.
The police are still clueless as to how so many items found their way to Umananda Ghat. Officials of the Assam State Museum and the Directorate of Historical and Antiquarian Studies say the items have no antique value.
Meanwhile, a person from the city has claimed ownership of one idol which, he said, was stolen a few days ago.