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Ganesh idol recovered during excavation at mosque

Last updated on: January 21, 2005 15:18 IST

A Ganesh idol was unearthed on Thursday during excavations at a mosque in Jambusar in Bharuch district, about 60 km from Vadodara, police said.

Bharuch's Superintendent of Police G S Malik said the idol has been kept separately for people to offer prayers.

This idol was discovered during excavations at the 150-year-old mosque in a predominantly Hindu area.

A large number of Hindu devotees flocked to the mosque to have a glimpse of the statue, he added.

Security has been beefed up in the area as a precautionary measure, Police Sub-Inspector V R Patel said.