Vijayawada: Three idols of lions on the silver chariot of Sri Kanakadurga temple here went missing on Wednesday. Endowment minister Vellampalli Srinivas who rushed the temple to personally inspect the silver chariot was briefed by the temple authorities that the three of the four silver images of lions of the chariot were missing.
The minister noted that the chariot was not put to use after the YSR Congress Party came to power and the private agencies were handing security aspect in several temples in the state. An inquiry committe would be set up to probe the matter and bring out the facts, he added.
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