JAIPUR: Tonk police is but to find out the possession of 207 gold cash of the Gupta interval (2-4th century), which had been found in Jankipura village close to Malpura in Tonk district in 2016.
The traditional treasure trove that was claimed by the division of archaeology and museums (DAM) in 2017 is locked up on the police traces in Tonk.
As a result of lack of coordination between the departments, non-clarity in guidelines and the cumbersome course of, the traditional gold cash with fascinating inscriptions, which may have shed extra mild on the bygone period, failed to search out its rightful custodian.
Prince Uppal, numismatist, DAM, Jaipur advised TOI who has written to the native administration in Tonk a number of occasions, “As per the Rajasthan Treasure Trove act, the workplace has requested the police to expedite the investigation and sought the possession of the cash however in useless.”
Many locals fled with the gold cash that had been found in December 2016 by some labourers working within the native mine. It took the Diggi Police in Tonk 10 months to recuperate 207 gold cash earlier than closing the chase.
As per the rule, the native police need to deposit the cash on the police line until they discover the proprietor of the cash. “The primary level of contact is the proprietor of the positioning. As soon as the police confirm that the cash don’t belong to any particular person or a household, they hand them over to the native treasury workplace. Thereafter, the district collector has to declare it ownerless and hand it over to the DAM,” mentioned Neeraj Tripathi, Circle Superintendent, Ajmer Division.
Om Prakash, SP Tonk advised TOI, “The gold cash are saved on the police line. I’ll verify the standing and expedite the police investigation within the case in order that it may be moved to the treasurer’s workplace.”
The overall weight of the cash is greater than 1.4 kgs however their worth can’t be measured economically. Zafarullah Khan, retired superintendent, DAM with experience in cash, mentioned, “As soon as the coin is acquired by our division, it undergoes thorough analysis, documentation and cataloguing. The report is shared with all main analysis institutes for students. Lastly, the cash are saved within the museum for most of the people.”
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