2 Basara temple priests suspended; missing idol
Two priests in Goddess Gnana Saraswati temple of Basara, have been suspended, by Telangana government, in the case of the missing idols. The two, Sanjeev and Pranav, allegedly took the idol of the deity to a private school at Deverkonda, in Nalgonda district, for performing Aksharabhaysam (initiation into education), for some students. However, head priest Sanjeev denied taking out the idol and said that it is his safe custody. He is admitted at the hospital with complaints of chest pain. Locals at Deverkonda said that the priests brought the idols from the temple, which is strictly prohibited.