On September 15, London Metropolitan Police had handed over the statues to the Excessive Fee of India after they have been recovered. Patel had attended the occasion by way of video hyperlink because the chief visitor.
On Wednesday, Patel congratulated the Excessive Fee of India, thanked the London Metropolitan Police and in addition the Tamil Nadu authorities’s idol wing for his or her wonderful work in restitution of those statues.
He praised the constructive function performed by the Archeological Survey of India (ASI), particularly over the past six years, in getting again the masterpieces of the nation’s cultural heritage.
In August final 12 months, the Excessive Fee of India, London, was knowledgeable by India Delight Challenge that 4 vintage idols of Lord Rama, Goddess Sita, Lakshman and Hanuman, have been stolen from a temple in-built Vijayanagara interval in Tamil Nadu and smuggled out of India, could also be to the UK.