Police recovers 1200yrs old sculpture of Goddess Durga in Budgam

Sculpture handed over to concerned department

Sculpture handed over to concerned department

Budgam Sep 01 (KNS): Acting on specific information, Police in Budgam have 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 04 attendants.

The said recovered sculpture was handed over formally to Shri Mushtaq Ahmad Beigh Deputy Director Department of Archives, Archaeology &Museums and his team by Shri Tahir Saleem Khan-JKPS, SSP Budgam in presence of Police/Civil officers after fulfilling all the legal formalities.

It is pertinent to mention that, the said sculpture was retrieved on 13th August from River Jehlum at Pandthrethan area of Srinagar by the labourers while extracting sand.(KNS)

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