Thieves Break Into Pune Temple, Incident Caught On CCTV: Cops

The incident took place at Vighnahar Ganapati Temple that is one of the ''Ashtavinayakas'' (the eight revered shrines of Ganesha).

Thieves Break Into Pune Temple, Incident Caught On CCTV: Cops

Two unidentified persons broke into the famous a Ganesh temple in Maharashtra's Pune.

Pune:

Two unidentified persons broke into the famous a Ganesh temple in Maharashtra's Pune district on Tuesday and decamped with an empty donation box and a silver umbrella from the sanctum sanctorum, police said.

The incident took place at Vighnahar Ganapati Temple that is one of the ''Ashtavinayakas'' (the eight revered shrines of Ganesha).

As the donation box was empty, the thieves left it near the temple and escaped with the silver umbrella, an official said.

"We have received a CCTV footage in which two people can be seen entering the sanctum sanctorum of the temple in the early hours of Tuesday and decamping with the donation box and a silver umbrella," said a senior police official.

The thieves might have scaled the wall to enter the temple premises, he said.

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An offence has been registered against two unidentified persons under various sections of the Indian Penal Code.

Meanwhile, state Home minister Anil Deshmukh tweeted that the incident was captured on a CCTV camera.

He has directed the police to expedite the probe.