In a major bust, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Wednesday busted an antique smuggling racket.
The CBI also recovered 81 artifacts during the raids that are believed to be dating back to several hundred years.
The recovery was done from a residence in east Delhi.
A case has been registered against businessman named Subodh Dalal and the same has been detained for questioning, according to an official statement.
The CBI said that during their search itself, they found that out of 81 artifacts, 34 were unregistered and 47 of them are suspected to have fake documentation.
An investigation has been kickstarted on whether the artifacts were stolen from religious places or excavation sites.>