ITANAGAR: Arunachal Pradesh police recovered a holy book stolen from a monastery in Tawang district last month and arrested four people in this connection, a senior police official said on Friday. The four accused were arrested from Meragoh village for allegedly stealing the golden holy book from Luguthang monastery in the district, police spokesperson Rohit Rajbir Singh informed. The golden scripture, which carries historical significance, was stolen from the monastery on April 29 this year, the spokesperson said. Luguthang is one of the remotest villages in Arunachal Pradesh's Tawang district, bordering Tibet. After receipt of a written complaint from one Tsering Chombey, the district police, led by Jang police station officer in charge Pema Wangchu, launched the investigation and arrested the four persons involved on May 22, Singh said.
The arrested persons were identified as Lham Tsering and Lobsang Tsering from Kharung Village, Tashi Phuntso, and Tenzin Norbu from Mangnam village in the district, according to the spokesperson. "Through interrogation, they revealed that they had stolen the holy book (Ser Choi) from Luguthang Gonpa and hid it at some place near Luguthang village," Singh said, adding that on May 24, the police team, led by two accused persons, recovered the stolen property after nine hours of trekking from Meragoh village.
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