Police quiz suspects in Ranjitsinhji's palace robbery case

Jamnagar: Over 10 persons have been questioned with regard to the robbery in erstwhile ruler of Jamnagar state Ranjitsinhji Maharaj's palace where a number of antiques worth crores were stolen, police said today.

Forensic science experts have also collected samples and finger prints from the site of robbery, they said.

The incident came to light yesterday when the security personnel of the 'Jam' bungalow (palace) here informed the police that many antiques, especially those belonging to Ranjitsinhji, were missing from the palace.

Present owner of the property is Jam Shatrushaliaji, a decedent of Ranjitsinhji living in Mumbai. He is likely to reach Jamnagar tomorrow, sources close to him said.

District Superintendent of Police R V Jotangiya said details of antiques stolen could be known only after Shatrushaliaji's arrival.

The caretaker of the palace, Krishnasinh Jadeja, in a police complaint, has said a number of antiques belonging to Ranjitsinhji and his decedent Digvijaysinhji had been stolen. These include gold and silver jewellery and weapons.

Sources close to Shatrushaliaji said a cricket bat of Ranjitsinhji was also missing from the palace. The items missing could be worth over Rs four crore, they said.