Artefacts from Hyderabad's Nizam Museum were stolen by unidentified persons on Monday, after which police launched a search operation to nab the suspects.
Valuables such as a gold tiffin box, tea saucer, and a spoon were allegedly stolen from the museum, which was established nearly two decades ago.
"A theft case occurred in the limits of Mirchowk police station, it is suspected that few unknown persons have stolen a gold tiffin box, gold teacup saucer and gold spoon from Nizam museum," said the Circle Inspector of Mirchowk Police Station.
A case has been booked under relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code, and the investigation is underway.
This museum is a repository of souvenirs and mementos gifted to the last Nizam of Hyderabad state, Mir Osman Ali Khan Asaf Jah VII, on account of his silver jubilee celebrations in 1936.