Indore: A 200-year-old ancient idol of Jain Parshwnath was on Thursday recovered from a person in Palasia area here, police said.

One Imran and his friend allegedly stole the idol from Jain Parshwnath temple in Tikamgarh, Madhya Pradesh in 2010 and the former was on way to fix a deal for it with a buyer in the city when he was nabbed, Crime branch deputy SP Jayanat Rathore told.

The idol, made of 'ashtdhatu' (metallic), is estimated to be worth several lakhs, Rathore said.

Police said they were also trying to explore if Imran had any links with idol smugglers.

While Imran has been arrested, search for his missing aide Shahjad is on, Rathore added.


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