Zee Media Bureau
Lucknow: Days after seer Shobhan Sarkar`s dream reportedly prompted the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) to excavate the remains of an old fort in Daundia KIhera village in search of gold, the saint`s second vision of another 2,500 tonnes of gold buried in the Fatehpur district has made people throng the area in large numbers.
It was reported on Monday that people are pouring in Adampur village in Fatehpur district and some have even started digging near a temple hoping to find the treasure.
People have reportedly dug around 300 square meters area in the temple premises looking for the hidden gold.
The state government had to deploy PAC personnel to protect the site after the news spread like a wildfire.
Day 4: ASI continues to dig for gold in Unnao
Meanwhile, the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) continued to dig for the 1,000 tonnes of hidden gold in Unnao even as the hunt entered its fourth day.
The seer had earlier dreamt of the hidden treasure in the 19th century fort after he had a dream in which a king told him about the hidden gold buried under the ruins at the fort of former King Raja Rao Ram Bux Singh in Unnao`s Daudiakala village.
Government says digging on basis of evidence, not dream
The government defended its stand on the ongoing excavation work and said that the digging is taking place after a report by Geological Survey of India (GSI) and not merely a seer`s dream.
The GSI report had stated presence of alloys around 5-10 meters below the ground surface.