Late Diego Maradona’s stolen luxury watch worth Rs 20 lakh recovered in Assam

Guwahati/Bhubaneswar: A heritage luxury watch worth a whopping Rs 20 lakh and reportedly belonging to football legend Diego Maradona was recovered in Assam on Saturday after it went missing from Dubai.

According to the Assam Police, the watch was confiscated from the possession of an Assam resident who used to work in Dubai before returning to his native place recently.

“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,” Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma wrote on social media platform Twitter.

As per the Director General of Assam Police Bhaskar Jyoti Mahanta, the watch “was being stored in Dubai along with other belongings in a safe.”

“As informed through central agency by the Dubai Police, one Wazid Hussain had stolen a limited edition Maradona signed Hublot watch and fled to Assam. Today morning at 4:00 am we arrested Wazid Hussian from his residence in Sibsagar. The limited edition watch has been recovered from him,” Mahanta added.

Mahanta took to his official Twitter handle to write: “A costly Hublot watch… Maradona… Dubai… Assam Police Looks like random words, don’t they? But today all these words came together nicely, stating a story of successful International Cooperation between Dubai Police and @assampolice.”

According to reports, Hussain was employed as a security guard at a private company in Dubai where the late Maradona’s personal possessions were stored.

During the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa, Maradona, then the coach of Argentina, was photographed wearing two Hublot Big Bang watches. They feature Maradona’s photo, his signature and also his jersey number.

The 1986 FIFA World Cup winner passed away in November, 2020 after suffering cardiac arrest.

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