Fake gold statue of Jesus Christ. Image: Farhana Ahmed

Police on Sunday night recovered a statue of Jesus Christ made of fake gold in North Lakhimpur.

The recovery was made following the arrest of two persons who had duped a customer from Delhi.

The arrested persons have been identified as Motibur Rahman and Sirajul Islam.

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The operation was led by additional superintendent of police Pranab Kumar Pegu and sub-inspector P Chamuah.

The recovered statute weighs 1 kilogram.

Arrested persons in police custody. Image: Farhana Ahmed

The police also recovered two mobile phones from the arrested persons.

The arrested persons were trying to dupe one Avinash Kumar from Delhi.

This is the latest arrests of the continued illegal fake gold trade in North Lakhimpur.

Farhana Ahmed

Farhana Ahmed is Northeast Now Correspondent in North Lakhimpur. She can be reached at: farhana.ahmed777@gmail.com

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