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Antiques stolen from Nizam's Museum recovered, two held

IANS  |  Hyderabad 

A gold box and other antiques stolen from here were recovered on Tuesday by police and two persons arrested in the case, said on Tuesday.

The men were arrested after they returned from where they failed to find buyers for the antiques, he told a news conference here.

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The recovered items included a three-tier gold box studded with precious diamonds and rubies and weighing about 1,950 gm, a gold cup and saucer with precious stones (172 gm) and gold tea spoon (14 gm).

The accused broke into the museum at Purani Haveli in the old city of on September 3 night by removing a ventilator grille. They used gloves to avoid leaving fingerprints and wore masks to avoid identification.

The museum showcases personal belongings of successive Nizams and their family members, including gifts received by Mir Osman Ali Khan, sixth and the last Nizam from 1911 to 1948 when was merged into

The museum has a fascinating collection of gifts that the last Nizam received on his silver jubilee celebrations in 1937. Over 1,000 objects are housed in the museum, with only over 400 open for public display.

The Nizam Trust, run by the Nizam's family, opened the museum in 2000. It is one of the major tourist attractions in the city.



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First Published: Tue, September 11 2018. 17:32 IST