Hyderabad: The police on Tuesday seized Mughal and Roman era gold and silver jewellery worth more than Rs 5 crore. The jewellery was seized from a group of contractors who found the ornaments buried in the wall of an old building. The contractors have been arrested.
The gold and silver ornaments seized were crafted by artisans during the regime of Moghuls, Nizam Nawabs and others, thus having great archaeological and historical importance as per the opinion of Archaeological officers, the Hyderabad police chief said.
The gold coins belong to Moghul period and some are from ancient Roman times, he added. The five accused were booked under section 380 (theft in dwelling house) IPC and section 20 of The Indian Treasure Trove Act 1878.
With Additional Inputs from PTI