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Police recovers 1200yrs old sculpture of Goddess Durga

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Sculpture handed over to concerned department

Srinagar: Police in Budgam recovered an ancient sculpture from Khan Sahab area. Accordingly, a team of officers from Department of Archives, Archaeology & Museums, J&K Government were called for examination of the recovered sculpture at District Police Office Budgam.
During examination it was revealed that the recovered sculpture of Godddess Durga dates back roughly to 7th-8th AD (about 1200 years old). The sculpture is 12″x08″ carved in a black stone with Goddess Durga seated on lion throne along four attendants, a police spokesman said.
The said recovered sculpture was handed over formally to Mushtaq Ahmad Beigh Deputy Director Department of Archives, Archaeology &Museums and his team by Tahir Saleem Khan-JKPS, SSP Budgam in presence of Police/Civil officers after fulfilling all the legal formalities.
Pertinently, the sculpture was retrieved on 13th August from River Jehlum at Pandthrethan area of Srinagar by the labourers while extracting sand.



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