Shri Dholaka Teerth

Theft in Jain temple Bhopal canopies and cash stolen


BHOPAL, January 13, 2015: Thieves barged into a Jain temple in Nehu Nagar and escaped with 11 chhatras of silver and cash worth Rs 1.25 lakh, here early on Sunday morning. A case was registered at Kamla Nagar police station of the city. In a year, at least six incidents in which Jain temples were targeted came to light.

In the fresh incident, police said, PK Jain, head of temple committee, is a complainant. Temple is multi-storeyed. Temple cultural secretary Rajkumar Jain told TOI, the accused probably knew the temple well and gained entry in second floor from adjoining building and committed the theft.

There was a security guard in the temple. Priests and staffers reside in the same building complex, but no one has any idea of the theft, he added.