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Hyderabad: City Police apprehended two persons and seized three copies of Holy Quran, dating back to 13th century, from their possession.

 

The police seized the books from Pankajkumar Parkee alias Malik and Vangari Ravi when they were trying to sell them.

 

According to police, the accused were planning to sell these Holy Qurans for Rs 75 lakh considering their antiquity.

 

One of them was written on hand made paper and bound with leather and decorated with gold foil.

 

The Holy Quran was in the Naskh Script written in carbon black and vermillion with each folio containing 11 lines.

 

The other was in Majmua manuscript with each folio with gold and emerald interlining.

 

The Miniature Quran was handmade with leather binding. The codex was written on octagonal paper in undlus script of Spain.

 

A search was on to nab another accused, N Madhu Sudan, who was at large, police said.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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