A Ganesh idol was unearthed on Thursday during excavations at a mosque in Jambusar in Bharuch district, about 60 km from Vadodara, police said. Bharuch’s Superintendent of Police G S Malik said the idol has been kept separately for people to offer prayers. This idol was discovered during excavations at the 150-year-old mosque in a predominantly Hindu area. A large number of Hindu devotees flocked to the mosque to have a glimpse of the statue, he added. Security has been beefed up in the area as a precautionary measure, Police Sub-Inspector V R Patel said. [Ganesh idol recovered during excavation at mosque]
At this point the mosque was not demolished considering the fact that this was the only mosque in a predominantly Hindu area. The idol was handed over to Hindus who then placed it in a nearby temple and life continued as normal.