India - The 5th-century Buddha
head of Sarnath remained untraced a day after it was found missing
from glasscase in the archaeological gallery of the Indian Museum
in the metropolis.
"So far, there was no arrest.
The search and investigation are on", Deputy Commissioner (Detective
Department), Kolkata police, Piyush Pande told PTI.
Police have sealed the entire area
and fingerprint experts and dog squads were engaged to recover the
head belonging to Gupta period.
"It is a priceless piece with
immense antique value. The intricate design on sandstone made it
one of the most interesting exhibits of the museum", said an
official of the museum.
In 1974, an organised gang had stolen
16 stone sculptures of Gupta period. But the police recovered all
these stolen sculpures in a fortnight's time. [PTI/NEW KERALA]