Delhi Police recovers precious dagger stolen from Nehru Museum, arrests 2

The Delhi Police on Wednesday night arrested two sanitation workers at the Nehru Memorial Museum and Library for stealing a dagger gifted to the former prime minister Jawaharlal Nehru by Saudi Arabia.

Last Updated: Apr 28, 2016, 11:57 AM IST
Delhi Police recovers precious dagger stolen from Nehru Museum, arrests 2
Pic courtesy: www.nehrumemorial.nic.in

New Delhi: The Delhi Police on Wednesday night arrested two sanitation workers at the Nehru Memorial Museum and Library for stealing a dagger gifted to the former prime minister Jawaharlal Nehru by Saudi Arabia.

The gold-coated dagger was reported missing on Monday from the museum.

The dagger was recovered from Ram Chander and Sandeep.

"We have arrested two sanitation workers of the Nehru Memorial Museum for stealing the dagger gifted to former prime minister Jawaharlal Nehru", Joint Commissioner of Police (Crime Branch) Ravindra Yadav told IANS.

 

The officer said the accused were arrested after over 60 people were questioned.

Sources in the museum said the dagger was put in a glass in frame in the gift gallery, which is a few steps from the bedroom where Nehru breathed his last on May 27, 1964.

After the Nehru`s death, his house was turned into a museum which is situated on Teen Murti Marg in the posh Lutyen`s zone.

(With IANS inputs)