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Kolkata: DELHI police have arrested two men from Kolkata for allegedly stealing 16 Mughal era shawls from a museum in the Capital.

Of the two arrested, one is a resident of Tollygunge and runs an antique item store in Delhi; the other’s in-laws’ residence is in Kolkata.

The shawls were stolen from the National Handicrafts and Handlooms Museum between 29 October and 31 October. On scanning CCTV footage of the museum, investigators from Tilak Nagar police station spotted two men entering the museum on 29 October but there was no footage of their exit.

Police subsequently tracked all the mobile phones that sent out signal from the museum on that day and found out that two mobiles were switched off soon after entering the museum. The two mobiles in question were again switched on only on 4 November but in Kolkata.

Tracking the mobile phones a team from Tilak Nagar police station landed up in Kolkata yesterday and with the help of Tollygunge police station arrested Tarun Hargoria and Vinay Parmar. Of them, Tarun runs an antique item ship in Delhi; Vinay hails from Gujarat but his in-laws are based in Kolkata.

The duo was produced at Alipore court in the city today and the court granted Delhi Police a transit remand until 17 November. Soon after, they were taken to Delhi.

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