Former administrator of Murugha Mutt arrested in portrait theft case

Chandan Arora
Chandan Arora
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The Murugharajendra Mutt in Chitradurga.

CHITRADURGA: The Chitradurga police have arrested former administrative officer of the Murugha Mutt, and former legislator S K Basavarajan in connection with the theft of 42 portraits from the main hall of the mutt on August 5. He is being questioned at Chitradurga Town police station.

Former administrator of the Mutt, Basavarajan was arrested for the theft of 42 portraits from the main hall of the Mutt.

The police are on high alert in the city and have deployed personnel at sensitive places, including the Obavva Circle.

The police are on alert and personnel were posted at Obavva Circle.

On November 7, the Chitradurga Rural police had arrested Hosahalli Gram Panchayat member Mohan Murthy a.k.a Swamy and SJM Polytechnic lecturer Shivananda Swamy in the case. During their questioning, Basavarajan’s involvement has come to light.

CCTV footage shows the portraits being carted away from the mutt.

The police have also arrested another accused, Srinivas, and are on the lookout for Basavarajan’s wife Soubhagya.

Basavarajendra was arrested for instigating the girls.

Meanwhile, the police have also arrested Basavarajendra after an audio clip of him allegedly instigating the victims of the seer’s sexual assault was revealed. The in-charge seer of the Murugha Mutt, Basavaprabhu, had lodged a complaint in this regard on Wednesday.

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