Gold hunt: After flop show in Unnao, ASI may expand excavation area
Zee Media Bureau/Ritesh K Srivastava
Lucknow: The Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) is now planning to expand the excavation area after it failed to find any traces of 1000-tonnes of gold as seen by a seer in his dreams.
Reports on Tuesday claimed that the ASI is now planning to expand its excavation activities and has identified another site near the Ganges.
A decision in this regard will be taken in the next fortnight.
The latest development came after the ASI decided to call off the excavation work in Unnao as nit could not find any gold hidden beneath the remains of an old fort belonging to former ruler Raja Rao Ram Bux Singh in Daundia Kheda village in Unnao district.
The ASI began excavating the site on October 18 days after local seer Shobhan Sarkar claimed that he saw 1000-tonnes of gold buried beneath the Unnao fort.
Since it began the excavation work, only remnants of a brick wall and other debris were found, but no treasure.
Sarkar had a dream about presence of a huge quantity of gold and approached his devotee, Union Minister of State for Agriculture Charan Das Mahant, and the PMO, following which the survey and excavation were undertaken.
Preliminary findings suggested presence of "some metal underneath the earth", following which ASI teams decided to proceed with the excavation.
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