HYDERABAD: Hyderabad city police nabs two accused in the sensational Nizam museum theft.
Hyderabad Police Commissioner Anjani Kumar, during a press conference, said that the two accused Mubeen Mohammed and Mohammed Ghouse Pasha alias Khooni Ghouse, – both residents of Rajendra Nagar after committing the offense went around the city for nearly 1-and-half hour to misguide police.
He said the priceless articles belonging to the 7th Nizam Nawab Mir Osman Ali Khan, were also recovered from the duo.
The three-tier gold tiffin box weighing two kilograms worth several crores, a cup, saucer, and spoon studded with rubies, diamonds, and emeralds were stolen from Nizam’s Museum in Hyderabad.
The tiffin box, cup, saucer, and spoon belonged to the family of Nizams, the rulers of erstwhile Hyderabad State and were on display along with several other personal belongings of the royal family at the museum located in Purani Haveli, one of the palaces of Nizam.
The museum showcases several personal belongings of Nizams and their family members and the gifts received by Mir Osman Ali Khan, sixth and the last Nizam from 1911 to 1948 when Hyderabad State was annexed by India.A
The museum is also home to Nizam’s cars including 1930 Rolls Royce, a 150-year-old manually operated lift and wardrobe of sixth Nizam, who was the richest man in the world in the 1930s.
Nizam Trust, run by the Nizam’s family, opened this museum in 2000 for the general public and it is one of the major tourist attractions in the city.