Remember the news of 1000 tonnes Gold hidden in an Indian temple, a seer claimed to find in his dream. Well now that gold remains still as a treasure of his dreams alone. Hope India will learn from this kind of activities.
After putting in almost a month to dig out gold inside Raja Rao Ram Baksh Singh fort in Unnao, Uttar Pradesh, Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) on Saturday said the excavation would be stopped soon.
ASI Director Syed Jamal Hasan said that excavation at the site in Unnao would be stopped soon. He said that the ASI never carried out excavation work to recover the treasure. Hasan said that the ASI indulges in excavation work so that centuries old hidden mysteries could be revealed. The director said that anything which could be a subject of curiosity has been recovered from the spot.
The excavation was started at the site on October 18 after a seer Shobhan Sarkar claimed that 1,000 tonnes of gold was buried at the site following a dream. Sarkar had recently shot off letters to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav demanding amendment in the Indian Treasure Trove Act and transparency in the ongoing works.
Sarkar had also pointed out in the letter that if the government feels that his demands would not go down well with the people, the government has the right to stop the excavation work as he would have then have no responsibility of its results.
– excerpts from NDTV
Read the earlier story here
- ASI Hits Dirt After Following a Seer’s Dream of Fool’s Gold (tvaraj.com)
- Hunt for prophesied gold to end soon: Archaeological Survey of India (dnaindia.com)
- After 20 days of digging for gold, ASI decides to call it quits (dnaindia.com)