Two Held for Stealing Dagger Gifted to Nehru From Memorial Museum

Ram Chander and Sandeep were arrested on Wednesday night for stealing the gold-coated dagger.

Published: 28th April 2016 11:52 AM  |   Last Updated: 28th April 2016 12:57 PM   |  A+A-

By IANS

NEW DELHI: Two sanitation workers at the Nehru Memorial Museum and Library, were arrested for stealing a dagger gifted to the former prime minister Jawaharlal Nehru by Saudi Arabia, police said on Thursday.

Ram Chander and Sandeep were arrested on Wednesday night for stealing the gold-coated dagger, which was recovered from them. 

The dagger was reported missing on Monday from the museum. 

"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. 

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