US Returned Antiques To India: USA Returned Antiques To India: USA returned 307 antiques worth about $ 4 million to India, last year also 157 items were returned
New York: US Returned Antiques To India– America has returned 307 antiquities to India after an investigation of about 15 years, which were stolen from India or taken out of India to the US through smuggling. The value of all these 307 items is approximately 4 million US dollars. Most of these items were recovered from the possession of infamous businessman Subhash Kapoor.
Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg on Monday announced the return of 307 antiques worth about US$4 million to India, according to a PTI report. In this regard, Attorney Alvin Bregg said that “235 of these items were recovered by the Manhattan District Attorney’s office in a raid conducted against Subhash Kapoor.”
Be aware that Subhash Kapoor provides assistance to smugglers or smugglers in smuggling goods from many other countries including Cambodia, Afghanistan, India, Pakistan, Indonesia, Myanmar, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Thailand. (US Returned Antiques To India)
A recent PTI report quoted the Manhattan District Attorney’s office as saying that “these Indian antiques were handed over to India during a ceremony at the Indian Consulate in New York. The event was attended by the Consul General of India, Randhir Jaiswal and the US Home. Investigation Acting Deputy Special Agent-in-Charge ‘Christopher Lau’ of the Department of Security also attended.(US Returned Antiques To India)
Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg said all these Indian antiques were stolen from various locations by gangs of smugglers. He said that “the kingpins of these smugglers showed no respect for the cultural and historical importance of these antiquities”. (US Returned Antiques To India)
Attorney ‘Alvin Bragg’ said that “We are proud to have returned hundreds of these antiques to India or the people of India. Last year also, a total of 157 antiques were returned during the visit of Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi to America. Source –PTI
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