New Delhi (Sputnik): The police in India's southern city of Hyderabad were taken by surprise when two thieves were caught eating food from a golden tiffin box weighing two kilograms along with a cup, saucer and spoon studded with rubies, diamonds and emeralds, which they stole from the Nizam Museum located in Purani Haveli in the old city of Hyderabad last week.
Hyderabad: The tiffin box, saucer, cup & spoon made of gold which were stolen from Nizam Museum on Sept 3 have been recovered by Hyderabad Police. The two accused have been arrested. pic.twitter.com/jp8lqIvS83— ANI (@ANI) September 11, 2018
"The main accused has been identified as Mohammad Ghouse Pasha, a resident of Shaheen Nagar, who has around 20 to 25 offenses registered against him.
"We don't know whether the Nizam ever used the tiffin box, but the accused said that they ate breakfast, lunch, and dinner in it," Hyderabad's police commissioner, Anjani Kumar, said addressing the media after arresting them.
Priceless items belonging to the seventh Nizam including a diamond-studded gold tiffin box, a gold teacup, two saucers and a spoon, were stolen from the Nizam’s Museum in Pathargatti by unidentified persons on the intervening night of Sunday and Monday. pic.twitter.com/At7tUglxs5— Kantaaiti Pharmatech (@Kantaaiti) September 4, 2018
The stolen tiffin box, cup, saucer, and spoon belonged to the Nizam family, erstwhile rulers of Hyderabad in India. The rare collection was on display along with several other personal belongings at a museum located in Purani Haveli (meaning old palace), one of the many palaces of Nizam.
The museum is run by a private organization called the Nizam trust.