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2,000-12 months-Outdated Buddha Sculpture Seized At Wagah Border In Punjab


The seized vintage Buddha sculpture.

New Delhi:

An vintage stone sculpture of Buddha courting again to 2nd or third century was seized by customized officers in Amritsar.

A passenger of overseas nationality, who arrived in India by way of Built-in Test Put up on the Attari-Wagah border with Pakistan, was intercepted and his baggage was examined.

Upon investigation, the officers detected a stone sculpture of Buddha, mentioned Commissioner of Customs (Amritsar).  

The matter was referred to the workplace of Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) Chandigarh circle.

“The ASI has now given report confirming that the sculpture fragment seems to be Buddha of the Gandhara College of Artwork and tentatively datable to 2nd or third CE and falls underneath the class of antiquity underneath the Antiquities and Artwork Treasure Act, 1972,” mentioned Rahul Nangare,
Commissioner of Customs (Amritsar), in an announcement.

The stone sculpture has been seized underneath the Customs Act and Artwork Treasure Act, 1972, and additional investigation is underway.

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