192-yr-old telescope stolen from Kolkata recovered by police.
In a Press briefing, Rourkela SP Deeptesh Pattanaik said that after recovering the telescope from Amit Kumar Keshari and Mahamad Afroz of Birmitrapur, the police sent it to the Odisha State Museum for proper verification.
After examining it, the State Museum authorities confirmed that the telescope was embossed with the name of East India Company with the year 1818. It is made of brass with a wooden and metallic stand. After the primary investigation, the police were able to know from the accused that they were supposed to sell the telescope for Rs 1.25 crore.
Booking the accused under Section 25 (2) of the Antiquity and Treasure Act 1972 and Sections 329, 411 and 120 (b) of IPC, the police are making further investigations. The police apprehend involvement of an inter-State racket in the crime. It is confirmed from the State Museum source that only three telescopes of such type are available in India.
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|Date:||Apr 28, 2010|
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