The 93-kg Vishnu statue seized in Joypurhat. PHOTO:STAR
Two precious statues of Lord Vishnu were recovered from Joypurhat and Pabna districts on Monday.
Police seized a 93-kg touchstone made statue of Lord Vishnu from a pond in Panchbibi upazila of Joypurhat on Monday, reports our Dinajpur correspondent.
When a group of villagers were catching fish in the pond they spotted the statue under the water, said Abu Hena Mostafa Kamal, officer in-charge of Pachbibi police station.
The smugglers might have brought it to traffic to a neighbouring country, said police.
In Pabna, members of Rapid Action Batalion (Rab) arrested four people along with a statue of Lord Vishnu worth Tk 1 crore at Bothor village in Chatmohar upazila Monday afternoon, reports our correspondent.
The arrestees are Rafikul Islam, 35, Abdur Rashid, 32, GM Paramanik, 60, and Abdur Rahim, 45, of the village, said Rab sources.
The Rab-12 team also seized the black statue weighing 14.396 kilograms from their possession.