Police chase silver lions of Durga temple chariot case
VIJAYAWADA: Police chased the silver lions of Durga temple chariot case and took the accused into the custody. According to the reports, the police caught the accused while enquiring a person in the case in West Godavari. It is learnt that the accused identified as Balakrishna and he accepted the crime during the interrogation. It is said that the accused told police that he pledged the silver idols in a jewellery shop in Tuni.
It is learnt that the jewellery shop owner melted the 16 kg silver idols. Police took the shop owner into the custody. Earlier, three of the four silver lions of the temple chariot belonging to the Sri Durga Malleswara Swamyvarla Devasthanam found missing and created ripples in the state.