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45 years on, FIR lodged for theft of Rajendra Prasad's watch

January 03, 2012 12:52 IST

More than 45 years after the country's first President Rajendra Prasad's 18K pink gold Rolex Oyster watch was stolen, a case has been lodged in Patliputra police station in Patna, police on Tuesday said.

Kotwali Deputy Superintendent of Police Lalit Mohan Sharma said that a case had been lodged in connection with the theft.

Last month, Tara Sinha, Prasad's grand daughter, had demanded a probe into how the wristwatch reached Geneva.

The watch, which is to be auctioned by Sotheby's in Switzerland, is expected fetch anything between US $2,22,000  (Rs 1,10,35,953) to $4,44,000 (Rs 22,0,69,020).

M I Khan in Patna