Mangaluru, Feb 27, 2018: Austin Sequeria (27), a resident of Kulshekhar in Mangaluru who was one among the five arrested in the case of recovery of stolen antique Jaina Tirthankara idols worth crores of rupees, has been suspended from the post of DK District NSUI Secretary which he was holding.
It is stated that the Congress which is greatly embarrassed by the involvement of Austin in the case was also reportedly planning to expel him from the party mainly in view of the upcoming elections.
The arrests were made by the Kundapur police near the Koteshwara Kotilingeshwara shrine. It is said the accused Sequeira had also several photos of him in the company of local MLAs Moidin Bava, J R Lobo, CM and KPCC Chief. These photos are now doing the rounds in social media.