Missing Kabir rosary: Two of 3 accused spotted in Kolkata

The police,however,said the picture would become clear only after the team verifies the information.

Written by Express News Service | Allahabad | Published: December 5, 2013 4:28 am

A team of Varanasi police Wednesday left for Kolkata following information that two of the three persons,who allegedly stole a 15th century sandalwood rosary of Sant Kabir from his ashram last week,was spotted there.

The police,however,said the picture would become clear only after the team verifies the information.

The rosary,which was gifted to Sant Kabir by his Guru in the 15th century,went missing from the sanctum sanctorum of the Kabir ashram November 30 and the incident came to light only on December 1. The Varanasi police have,meanwhile,written to the Delhi Police and the nodal agency for the Interpol to ensure that suspects do not escape the country.

Inspector General (Varanasi Zone),G L Meena,said: “A team has been sent to Kolkata following information about two of the three accused,” and added preliminary investigations have established the trio’s identity.

“The police have got copies of the trio’s travel documents from Hotel Ramada,where they had stayed. The photographs were shown to the Ashram inmates,who have identified them. One of them left for Bangkok soon after the incident and it is possible that he might have taken the rosary,” he said. Asked whether it was the monk,who has escaped,Meena said certain facts were still being verified.

“A team was earlier sent to Bodh Gaya. We are waiting for more credible information before we can say that the suspects are within our reach. Various teams are working on the case,” said the official.

The trio — a Thai monk and his two accomplices — November 30 had replaced rosary of sandalwood beads with a Rudraksha rosary.

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