The Perambalur police on Saturday recovered 12 kg gold and diamond ornaments that were reportedly stolen from the Tiruchy jewellery store around 10 days ago.
Murugan later confessed to having buried the jewellery on the Cauvery bed.
With this lead, an eight-member team took him to the spot in Kallanai (Grand Anicut), where 11.5 kg gold and a 500-gm diamond necklace were recovered.
However, when information about Bengaluru police taking Murugan back reached Tiruchy police, Deptuty Commissioner of Police A Myilvaganan alerted the Perambalur SP Nisha Parthiban. Thereafter the Perambalur police stopped the Bengaluru police during a vehicle check and asked them to hand over the jewellery claiming they had bar codes matching the stolen ones. But the Bengaluru police reportedly refused to hand them over.
Later, a police team took the Bengaluru cops to Venganur and managers of the Tiruchy store also confirmed that the jewellery belonged to the outlet. The Tiruchy Commissioner A Amalraj issued a press note stating that the gold found would be presented before the Bengaluru court and returned to the Tiruchy police.