The most-wanted kingpin of the sensational antique smuggling case, Deenadayalan, surrendered to the Idol Wing police Friday night.
The octogenarian smuggler who is the prime accused in the case, has been transferred to the judicial custody of the Madras High Court, even as a special team of officials from Delhi is set to reach the city to probe him.
According to A.G. Pon Manickavel, Inspector General of Police (IG), Idol Wing, his team got a tip-off that some idols were stolen from temples in Tamil Nadu and were taken to Andhra Pradesh. They were again brought to the State to be smuggled to Mumbai.
Idol smuggling racket kingpin surrenders