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Police recover last Nizam’s stolen golden tiffin box and tea cup; thieves used them everyday

The stolen tiffin box, tea cup, saucer and the spoon may or may not have been used by H.E.H Nawab Sir Mir Osman Ali Khan Siddiqi, Bayafandi Asaf Jah VII, but the thieves who stole it used to eat in the golden tiffin box every day.

The Hush Post: The Telangana Police have recovered the gold tiffin box and the tea cup & saucer belonging to the last Nizam of Hyderabad. The relics were stolen from the Hyderabad’s famed Nizam Museum last week. A task force of the Hyderabad Police recovered them from Mumbai. It is reported that the Hyderabad Police had constituted 15 teams to nab the robbers.

The value of these antiques studded with diamonds, emeralds and rubies is said to be around Rs. 100 crore in international market. The artifacts together weigh above 4 kgs.

The stolen tiffin box, tea cup, saucer and the spoon may or may not have been used by H.E.H Nawab Sir Mir Osman Ali Khan Siddiqi, Bayafandi Asaf Jah VII, but the thieves who stole it used to eat in the golden tiffin box every day.

 

Modus Operandi

The police have arrested Ghause Pasha and Mohammed Mubeen who had stolen the relics in a Hollywood-style heist.  They entered the museum through a two-feet wide ventilator outlet and used a rope to slither into the room.

The two had then checked into a five-star hotel in Mumbai where they lived a luxurious life for a couple of days before being nabbed by the police.

While Pasha lives in Cyberabad’s Rajendra Nagar area, Mubeen had recently returned from Saudi Arab. Pasha has around 15 criminal cases registered against him. The duo had recceed the Nizam Museum last month.

According to Hyderabad Police Commissioner Anjani Kumar the police had first hit a dead-end. Then one of the CCTV footages showed a pillion rider talking on a mobile phone. Around 22 teams were put on the job to track that call. Data from some 300 towers was rummaged which led to the thieves.

It is to be noted that there are about 450 antiques on display at the museum  and their collective value is estimated to be between 250 to 500 crores.

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