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Two sanitation workers arrested for stealing 'gold-coated' dagger gifted to Jawarlal Nehru

News Agencies | Updated on: 10 February 2017, 1:50 IST

Two sanitation workers at the Nehru Memorial Museum and Library were arrested for stealing a dagger gifted to former Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru by Saudi Arabia, the 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 said.

The officer said the accused were arrested after over 60 people were questioned.

Sources in the museum said the dagger was displayed in a glass frame in the gift gallery, which is a few steps from the bedroom where Nehru breathed his last on 27 May, 1964.

After his demise, his house was turned into a museum, which is situated at Teen Murti Marg in the posh Lutyen's zone.

First published: 28 April 2016, 12:38 IST
 
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