Stolen 12th century Indian Buddha statue found in London

An undated handout picture released by the British Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) in London on August 15, 2018, shows a 12th century Buddha statue stolen from India 57 years ago that is to be returned to the Indian High Commissioner in London.
LONDON (AFP).- A 12th century bronze Buddha statue stolen from an Indian museum 57 years ago has surfaced in London and is now being returned to the country, police said Wednesday. The statue with silver inlay was one of 14 stolen from the Archaeological Survey of India site museum in Nalanda in the east of the country in 1961. It was spotted at a trade fair in Britain in March this year, prompting an investigation by the Art and Antique Unit of London's Metropolitan Police. They alerted the owner and dealer, who are not accused of any wrongdoing, and who agreed for it to be returned to India. The statue was handed over to the Indian High Commission in London in a ceremony on Wednesday. [More]