Hajipur: Acting on a tip-off, the Bihar Police arrested three persons and seized several Ashtadhatu idols weighing about 20 kg with an estimated value of Rs one crore were seized from their possession in Bihar's Vaishali district on Saturday.

According to police they were involved in smuggling of idols. The raided were conducted in Sadar police station region.

All three arrested persons have been identified as Ajoy Kumar Thakur, Awadesh Kumar Singh and Ajay Kumar Chowdhury.

Police also informed that the idols are estimated to be more than 500 years old.