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Idol worth lakhs stolen from Jain Temple

June, 11, 2016: Sensation prevailed in Trimurty Nagar area when unidentified person took away an idol of Lord Vansupujya at Jain Temple under the jurisdiction of Gohalpur police station in the intervening night of Monday and Tuesday. The stolen idol was made with eight metals amounting to lakhs of rupees. Gohalpur police informed that Akhilesh Badkul, President of Trimurty Nagar Jain Mandir Samiti informed that the temple was locked after worship at about 9 pm on Monday. On Tuesday morning, a worker reached the temple for cleanliness work. When he opened the doors of main temple, he found that the Ashthadhatu idol of Lord Vansupujya was missing from the temple. Learning about the incident, a large number of devotees and residents gathered at the temple premises and condemned the working of police. Receiving the information, Additional Superintendent of Police (West), Vipul Shrivastava (IPS) along with police team reached the spot and started investigation into the case. Finger print experts and dog squad were called on the spot for further investigations into the case. ASP, Vipul Shrivastava informed that in prima facie of the    investigations, it has been confirmed that the thief entered the temple from first floor, which is still under construction. Two teams have been constituted for investigations into the case, while police are scanning close circuit television cameras installed in residential area near the temple. 

Pakistan: Historic Jain temple demolished in Lahore

Lahore, March 3, 2016 Notwithstanding a court order, authorities in Pakistanís Punjab province have demolished the remains of a centuries- old Jain temple to pave the way for a controversial metro line project in Lahore.

In violation of the Lahore High Courtís order to suspend all work on the line within 200 feet of buildings of historical value, the Punjab government on Thursday demolished the remains of the already damaged temple.

Located near famous Anarkali Bazaar of old city, mob had damaged Jain Mandir in 1992 after the demolition of Babari Mosque in India. The temple was being used these days for some commercial purposes like shops and the office of the Lahore Waste Management Company (LWMC) and a private filling station before its was completely destroyed on Thursday by the Shahbaz Sharif government. - PTI

Thieves caught robbing Jain temple on cam

Gurgaon, February 11, 2016: A Jain temple in Sector 4 was robbed in the early hours of Tuesday. The robbery of cash and silver ornaments worth lakhs was captured in its entirety on a CCTV camera installed inside the temple premises. An FIR has been registered at Sector 5 police station and cops are trying to identify the thieves by studying the CCTV footage.

Rishabh Jain, president of the temple, said the thieves stole 2.5 kg of silver items, consisting of nine canopies, three bhav mandals and a plate, and around Rs 25,000 in cash from the donation box.

According to police, the thieves broke into Aadinath Jinalya at around 3.30 am from the roof. The CCTV footage shows two men using light from cellphones to break open the lockers in the dark. They spent around an hour inside the temple. In October last year, there was another robbery attempt on the temple, but it had then failed. It's not clear yet whether the same gang is behind Tuesday's theft.- timesofindia


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