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We don’t know if Nizam VII Osman Ali Khan Bahadur ate from his diamond-studded golden tiffin box, but two thieves from the city actually did!
Fifteen special teams were formed as part of the probe to detect the theft that took place on September 2 from the third gallery of the museum at Purani Haveli.
On the intervening night between Sunday and Monday, two men stole a diamond-studded gold tiffin box, a gold teacup, two saucers and a spoon from the museum.
Designer of the City Museum, Anuradha Naik, on Saturday suggested that the entire Nizam’s Museum should be shut down until the security there was beefed up.
Taking cognisance of the matter, Additional Commissioner of Police Shikha Goel, said that access was easy for people through other buildings.
A security guard at the museum said that the museum needed to be technologically equipped considering the vast amount of priceless treasures housed in the museum.
Guards at Nampally's State Museum seen buying sarees, sleeping on duty with all CCTV cameras non-functional.
Taking into consideration the historical value and its antiqueness, its market value could well be beyond Rs 1 crore.