Three people, who allegedly stole 12 panchaloha antique idols from a temple in Mahabubabad district of Telangana in October, were arrested in the city today, the police said.
Worth Rs. 3 crore in the international market, the idols were recovered from L Ram, K Santosh and V John, the police said.
The idols of Lord Sri Rama, Sita and Lakshmana and nine others, believed to be of the Kakatiya era, belonged to a Ramalayam temple, the police said.
The age of the idols is yet to be ascertained scientifically, a press release from the police said.