Monday, January 11, 2010

Cricketer Ranjitsinhji's Royal Antiques Recovered

Thieves who stole royal antiques of famous cricketer Jam Ranjit Sinhji from Jam Saheb Bunglow were caught yesterday.

Surendranagar LCB and Rajkot RR cell arrested all five members of the loot gang. They call themselves the "Devipujak Gang". Several precious jewellery, gems, antiques and cash of around Rs 5 lakh has been recovered. All identified are from Porbandar / Jamnagar district, mostly lives in Surendra nagar.

Surendranagar SP said that they were arrested during regular vehicle inspection on the Rajkot-Limbdi highway. Few stolen items were in the vehicle and rest at their place. The looters didn't knew what they had looted.

What is disturbing that this gang has been stealing regularly from the palace since seven - eight months and looted the palace almost 25 times, Current king and scion of Jamnagar Royal family and descendant of cricketing legend Jam Ranjitsinhji, Jam Saheb Shatrushailya will send an inventory list to police and then police will value the recovered booty.

List of Items recovered
  • Four precious gems 
  • An antique pearl necklace 
  • Two gold chains 
  • Seven gold rings 
  • A carpet woven with gold and silver threads 
  • 23 silver items including elephant ornaments, decanters, photo frames, lighter, tray, cigarette case, clock and silver spoons.

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