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With no trace of gold, seer demands live telecast

PTI  Unnao, November 01, 2013
First Published: 10:31 IST(1/11/2013) | Last Updated: 11:45 IST(1/11/2013)

Even as the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) has been digging out nothing but broken glass bangles and pieces of rusted iron during the excavation inside Raja Rao Ram Baksh Singh Fort in Uttar Pradesh’s Unnao district, seer Shobhan Sarkar claimed that gold would be found only if he was invited to the site.

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Making his first public appearance almost two weeks after the excavation started at the fort in Daundiya Kheda, Sarkar on Thursday said, "Gold would not be found, unless I am invited to the site."

Though the officials concerned have not said anything about finding a rocky surface during the excavation, Sarkar said after breaking it (the tough surface) the ASI officers would know the truth about the treasure.

Sarkar also told reporters that the truth could have been unearthed had the operation been carried out by the army.

The seer also questioned the ban on media from recording the excavation work, saying, "what work is being done at the excavation site that the media was banned”.

He has demanded for a live telecast of the work.


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