In an act of international cooperation @assampolice has coordinated with @dubaipoliceHQ through Indian federal LEA to recover a heritage @Hublot watch belonging to legendary footballer Late Diego Maradona and arrested one Wazid Hussein. Follow up lawful action is being taken. pic.twitter.com/9NWLw6XAKz
— Himanta Biswa Sarma (@himantabiswa) December 11, 2021
According to the information shared by the DGP, the watch was being stored in a safe in Dubai along with other belongings of Diego Maradona.
The Central Agency of Dubai Police informed the Indian federal law enforcement agencies that a Wazid Hussein had stolen the limited edition signed watch and then escaped to Assam. The Assam Police caught Hussein at 4 am from his Sibsagar-based residence and recovered the watch from his possession as well.
The DGP also shared that he had worked as a security guard for a company while he was in Dubai. The company was storing the belongings of the late Argentinian football legend. He had been working for a few days with the company when he asked his employer to allow him to return to India, citing his father’s illness as the reason. Hussein returned to Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport on August 15 this year, the information shared by the DGP further stated.
As per reports, the luxury watch recovered from the accused has a value of around Rs 20 lakh.