The state government and Pon Manickavel have been at loggerheads with each other for a while. The government had tried to transfer all cases of the idol wing to the CBI citing the IG’s 'unsatisfactory performance'.
‘They were trying to fix me’, Pon Manickavel tells Court, State govt directed to not take adverse action without permission
The state government and Pon Manickavel have been at loggerheads with each other for a while.
A note discovered from the temple premises allegedly states that one Jamil hired a person for 2 lakhs to desecrate the idols.
The Court then directed IG Pon Manickavel to put his submissions in writing.
The idols are made of Ashtadhadu and are believed to be worth crores in international markets.
Police was called in to ensure situation does not go out of control
India's rich cultural heritage is at a constant threat as cases of illegal antique trafficking is gaining strength
HRCE officials have claimed that they are being unfairly targeted by the Idol Wing of the Police.
The state government has initiated the process of getting back the stolen idols.
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