It was a festival-like atmosphere in Jorpukhuri locality of Uzan Bazaar in Guwahati after the Ugratara temple idol, stolen in November last year, was finally handed over to the temple management today (May 2). The idol of ‘Maa Tara’ was handed over to the temple management board by Guwahati Police after it was brought to the city from Golaghat last night.
Hymns, chants and sounds of cymbals rend the air as the idol of the Goddess, recovered by Golaghat Police from Nalbari onTuesday, was brought to the temple.
The centuries-old idol made from eight metals will be installed with the new idol made in Kolkata at a latter date. Incidentally, the new idol was scheduled to have been installed at the altar today (May 2) but the ceremony has been postponed after the recovery of the stolen idol.
Police, meanwhile, recovered two severed parts of the idol from the sister of arrested thief Rahul Ali. She has also been arrested while Rahul’s wife and mother-in-law have also been held for questioning.
#BREAKING | New idol will not be installed at Ugratara Temple today as per earlier plans. Both the new and the old idols will be installed together, temple management officials have told News Live.
Guwahati police have also arrested the elder sister of arrested thief Adil Ali. pic.twitter.com/4gaClVTWIT
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On the other hand, the arrested thieves were produced at Kamrup CJM court in Guwahati and were remanded to police custody for four days.