Indian police recover football legend Maradona’s stolen watch
Assam state police chief Bhaskar Jyoti Mahanta said the luxury Hublot watch, signed by Maradona, was recovered from a man’s possession after he was arrested at his home in the district of Sivasagar, 217 miles east of Gauhati, the state capital.
Police said the man was working as a security guard at a company in Dubai which stores the footballer’s belongings.
They said the man stole the watch last week and returned to India a few days ago.
“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 DubaiPolice and @assampolice,” police chief Mahanta tweeted.
The state’s top elected official, Himanta Biswa Sarma, said authorities will begin legal action against the man.
Maradona, 60, died last year of a heart attack following a brain operation.
He led Argentina to a 1986 World Cup victory and is considered one of the greatest players ever.
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