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Four arrested for breaking idols in temple


Kannauj. Four people were arrested on Tuesday for breaking idols of various deities in two temples of Chhibramau town in Kannauj district.


The breaking of the temple idols led to some tension in the area, requiring the deployment of PAC jawans and policemen, an official said.


Dilshad, a local resident and key accused, was nabbed as he entered into a scuffle with temple priest Ram Kishor on being objected to damaging the idols, police said. Some people gathered in the temple and overpower Dilshad and handed him over to the police, said official.


Following his arrest, Dilshad was booked for various penal offences and the police are planning to book him under the National Security Act, Additional Superintendent of Police Arvind Kumar said. Police are probing the incident, trying to ascertain why did he break the idols," the ASP added.

Police later arrested three other persons also.