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Met Police return stolen 12th century Buddha back to India

The Met Police handed back the statue to Indian high commissioner YK Sinha (centre)

By: Sarwar Alam

A 12th century bronze Buddha statue stolen from an Indian museum 57 years ago, which resurfaced in London, has now been returned to the country, police said on Wednesday (15). The statue with silver inlay was one of 14 stolen from the Archaeological Survey of India site museum in Nalanda in the east of the country in 1961. The statue was stolen 57 years ago It was spotted at a trade fair in Britain in March this year, prompting an investigation by the Art and Antique Unit of London’s Metropolitan Police. They alerted the owner and dealer, who are not accused of…

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