Hyderabad: A city court on Tuesday convicted two persons for the sensational heist at the Nizam’s Museum in the city on September 2, 2018. They were sentenced to undergo two years of imprisonment and pay Rs 400 each towards penalty.
Mohammad Ghouse Pasha, 23, a centring worker, and Mohammad Mubeen, 24, a welder, both residents of Rajendranagar were arrested by the Mirchowk police for stealing a gold tiffin box inlaid with diamonds, a cup studded with rubies, diamonds and emeralds, a saucer and a spoon, belonging to the seventh Nizam from the Nizam Museum at Purani Haveli.
The police had cracked the case after they received a report that Mubeen had gone missing.
Mubeen and Ghouse had gone to Mumbai to sell the artifacts but was not successful. They had even confessed to having food in the golden tiffin box and fulfilled their fantasy.
After the investigation, the Mirchowk police filed a chargesheet before the Nampally court, which conducted the trial and gave judgment on Tuesday.
Following the judgment, Hyderabad police commissioner Anjani Kumar said in a post on Twitter, “2 years of imprisonment awarded to both the offenders in the sensational Nizam museum theft case. The case was detected by Hyd police in a record time and we prove the charge in the court of law and secured conviction. Public support was a major contribution in this detection (sic).”...