7 swords from the 18th century belonging to warriors of Maharaja Ranjit Singh were stolen in the historic Ram Bagh garden in Amritsar. The priceless weapons were put inside a room that remains locked and only opened for VIPs.
The stolen swords were being kept by the Department of Cultural Affairs, Archaeology and Museums who were given responsibility t look after the relics while the Museum of Maharaja Ranjit Singh was under restoration.
The security guard Sukwhinder Singh reported the incident to the police after he discovered the missing swords in the room.
7 or the 9 swords were stolen which were on display in a glass box.
“The articles were brought from Archaeological Museum in Patiala. We have summoned the records and photographs of these ancient weapons from there. The stolen daggers belonged to the Sikh warriors of the 18th century,” he said.
The door’s handles were broken besides it being locked up with a chain.
Besides the stolen swords other weaponry was still safe and the police have registered a case and investigating the incident.