Uttar Pradesh: A pitcher full of coins found during excavation, JCB driver shared it with his friends, know what happened then
During the construction of a crater in Cholapur village of Rajpur block of Kanpur Dehat in Uttar Pradesh, 90 coins of 100 to 140 years old silver have been found from a mound while excavating soil from JCB. After getting information about this matter, a crowd of people of the village gathered. Earlier, the JCB driver along with his companions distributed the coins. On receiving information about the incident, the police strictly questioned the JCB driver and recovered 72 coins out of 90.
This case is of Cholapur village of Rajpur block of Kanpur countryside. Where, with the help of the Gram Panchayat fund, the local MLA was constructing an interlocking ditch up to 200 meters near the temple. On Monday, soil was being excavated with JCB for the construction of pavement on the side of the village. During this, silver coins were seen in the soil under the mound to JCB driver Virendra of Bhandemau of Mangalpur police station area. During the excavation, there were four more people including Suresh Babu of the village, out of which all the 90 coins found during the excavation were distributed together.
Coins are 100 to 140 years old
In such a situation, when this information reached the village, a crowd of villagers gathered. When the police, who reached the information of the villagers, strictly inquired, 72 coins have been recovered from Suresh Babu, JCB driver and conductor Ajit, a resident of Cholapur. According to the information, these coins are 100 to 140 years old.
Coins will be handed over to the Department of Archeology
Additional SP Ghanshyam Chaurasia of the district told that some of these coins are being found in 1880 and 1920. The information about the coins found in the excavation has been given to SDM Sikandra, while the SDM has given information about this matter to the DM of the district. He told that the team of Archaeological Department will inspect the village. Also, all the coins recovered will be handed over to the Archaeological Department.