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Maradona’s Heritage Watch Worth Rs.20 lakhs recovered from Assam

Maradona's Hublot watch worth Rs.20 lakhs which was stolen from Dubai and recovered in Assam today

In a significant recovery, a heritage luxury limited edition watch which is believed to have been used by the football legend Diego Maradona of Argentina has been recovered in Assam.

Worth nearly Rs.20 lakhs, this Hublot watch had gone missing from Dubai and was found in possession of an Assam resident. This person, according to the Assam Police, used to work in Dubai.

Sharing the news of the recovery of this watch first was the State Chief Minister, Himanta Biswa Sarma on his Twitter. He wrote: “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.”

The CM posted pictures of the watch and the arrested person.

Maradona, a professional football player and later a manager, had led Argentina to victory in the Football World Cup victory in 1986 as a captain. He again led the team in the 1990 World Cup. Considered one of the greatest players of all time, he died in November 2020 due to heart attack.

Providing further information about the Hublot watch, the Assam Director General of Police Bhaskar Jyoti Mahanta informed the Press that the watch belonged to the player himself, "which was being stored in Dubai along with other belongings in a safe."

The official added: "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.”

During the FIFA World Cup 2010, Maradona was seen wearing two Hublot Big Bang watches – the Hublot Maradona Big Bang Chronograph — when this limited edition was launched.

The legend’s photograph with his arms raised in victory is engraved on the back of the watch along with his signatures and jersey number 10.