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Reports of Hidden Gold Coins Found True, Scramble in Rajasthan Village

An image of a gold coin dug out by a villager. (Photo: Pradesh18)

An image of a gold coin dug out by a villager. (Photo: Pradesh18)

The rumour of discovery of gold coins in Janakipura village of Malpura in Tonk district of Rajasthan is true after official confirmation by the police.

  • Last Updated: December 8, 2016, 11:41 AM IST
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Tonk: The rumour of discovery of gold coins in Janakipura village of Malpura in Tonk district of Rajasthan stands to be true after an official confirmation by the police.

Reportedly, the police discovered some ancient gold coins themselves after which section 144 has been imposed in the region to avoid the huge rush of people in search of gold coins.

Noteworthy, for the last two months, scores of people have been digging ground with bare hands in search of gold coins.

A probe done by the officials of Diggi police station, on the orders of Tonk district SHO Priti Jain, has confirmed the news of the discovery of ancient gold coins in the region.

"We have contacted the Archaeological Survey of India in a bid to find the era to which the coins belong to," Jain said.

A local, who was able to dig out gold coins, claims that he has even sold a coin to the jeweller.

Meanwhile, the police have recovered one gold coin each from Janakipura resident Jagdish Banjara and Malpura resident Balram.

As informed by Priti Jain, now the police will find out the exact number of gold coins which have been recovered so far and will ensure that they are handed over to the government.

As per Professor Sameer Paliwal of Government PG University in Tonk, the gold coins, possibly, belong to the era of Samudragupta (250-400 AD).

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