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2 country bombs recovered from roof of ancient temple

Bombs are recovered during the cleaning of the temple.

Written by Agencies | Tirunelveli (tn) | Published: March 30, 2012 11:23:31 am

Two powerful country bombs have been recovered from the 16th century Venkatachalapathy Temple at nearby Krishnapuram,police said on Friday.

The bombs were recovered from the roof of the temple by a bomb disposal squad yesterday after workers engaged in cleaning operations discovered it and brought it to the notice of police.

The bombs were later placed in a bucket of water and defused.

Police said they are investigating all angles,including whether any fundamentalists were involved in the act.

Temple officials said the temple,built by Krishnappa Nayak 1564-1572,is famous for its beautiful sculptures,considered among the best in the country.

The temple attracts a lot of domestic and foreign tourists.

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