KHALANGA, July 3: Archaeologically important idols that were stolen from Chandannath temple are yet to be found. It may be noted that the idols were taken away from the famous Chandannath temple in Khalanga Bazaar on 27 November 2016. Locals had resorted to protest including picketing of the district administration to mount pressure for immediate actions during a month after the theft of idols.
JUMLA, Dec 3: The Guthi [trust] committee responsible for managing the Chandannath temple of Jumla has been suspended by the District Administration Office Friday after 28 precious idols stolen from the temple earlier this week.
JUMLA, Nov 28: Twenty-eight statues of the renowned Chandannath Temple of Jumla were stolen overnight from under the nose of the law enforcement agencies. Irate locals blamed the involvement of the priest, police and local administration in the crime as the temple lies just besides the District Administration Office and the local police station. The criminals broke the back door of the temple at around 1 am Sunday and took away the valuable statues, including the biggest Dattatreya statue.