The mystery of the treasure of Jaigarh Fort
Friends, in this post today, you have come to give information about such a treasure and some of its secrets, knowing that your senses will fly away, let us start the story of Jaigad Fort in Jaipur, where there is a treasure of millions
Emergency was imposed in the country on 25 June 1975. During the Emergency, after the excavation at Jaigad Fort for five months, the Indira government may have said that no treasure was found, but the goods which were said to be recovered and the manner in which it was sent to Delhi left many questions.
Sanjay Gandhi himself reached Jaipur to search for the treasure
During the Emergency, the name of the late Sanjay Gandhi was spoken and it was common in Jaipur that everything is happening under the supervision of Sanjay Gandhi and the buried money will be taken to Indira Gandhi. Once Sanjay Gandhi suddenly landed his small plane and reached Sanganer Airport, then rumors spread that wealth had been found in Jaigarh and Sanjay Gandhi had reached Jaipur to collect the wealth. Army top officers came to Jaigad for inspection once or twice and when landing with the helicopter, the rumor also spread that wealth had been found in Jaigarh and on the orders of Army helicopters Indira Gandhi and Sanjay Gandhi to take the goods to Delhi. Have come
Army dug the entire fort
After the excavation was completed, it was told that only 230 kg of silver and silver items were found. The army made a list of these goods and showed them to the representative of the royal family and took his signature and sealed all the goods and took them to Delhi. When the convoy of trucks returned to Delhi, a fresh rumor spread that the Jaipur-Delhi highway was closed for the entire day and the cargo of Jaigad was taken away in army trucks. It is said that according to the orders of Indira Gandhi and Sanjay Gandhi, they were kept in Delhi Cantonment.
Bhutto asked for Pakistan’s share
On August 11, 1976, Bhutto wrote a letter to Indira Gandhi that your government was searching for the treasure in Jaigarh. In this regard, Pakistan deserves its share of wealth because at the time of Partition, no such wealth was known to undivided India. According to the pre-partition agreement, the wealth of Jaigarh forms part of Pakistan. Bhutto wrote that ‘Pakistan is hopeful that the wealth that becomes part of Pakistan after the discovery and excavation will be given without any conditions.
Indira Gandhi did not reply to Bhutto’s letter in August. After this, when the Income Tax, Geological Survey Department, Central Public Works Department and various other departments did not find any success in the search, Indira Gandhi handed over the search to the army. But when the army also returned empty-handed from Jaigarh, Indira Gandhi in her reply to Bhutto on 31 December 1976 said that she had asked law experts to investigate the justification of Pakistan’s claim. Experts are of the opinion that there is no claim of Pakistan. Indira Gandhi also wrote that there was no such thing as a treasure in Jaigarh. But in the Arabic book ‘Tilismat-e-Amberi’ it is written that wealth was hidden from safety among seven stitches in Jaigarh. Perhaps quoting the same book, Pakistan may have claimed it as well.
Where did the treasure go?
Senior letterwriter Rajendra Boda, who gave the news of discovery and excavation in Jaigad, says that during the Emergency, when political or anti-government news could not be published in any newspaper, at that time, readers read the news full of rumors about the discovery of the treasure related to Jaigad. . It was also common news at the time that even though a large part of the treasury of the former royalty was spent in settling Jaipur, the jewels were still safe. Mansingh II kept a large part of the treasure of Jaigarh at Motidungri during his period. It is also written in the diary of General Amarsingh of Kanauta that Mansingh changed the fortresses of Jaigarh. Historian Dr. Chandramani Singh says in praise of Sawai Mansingh that during the covenant with the Government of India, Mansingh cleverly called this entire wealth a personal property of the royal family.
Khawaji had an invoice, based on which the search campaign
Balabakhsh died at the age of 92 on 28 July 1948, with invoices and documents remaining with his sons Lekhraj and Geraj. After this, the documents were kept with the sons of Mahesh Kumar, Jai Singh, Girraj, Shyam Sundar and Sudarshan, who had gone to the house of a Gaurishankar in the family.
According to Sudarshan Tank, his elder brother Jaisingh, who lived in Kota and used to run a stone mine, must have once mentioned to a lawyer that he had such documents. After this, the intelligence agencies followed him and took him to Delhi for questioning one day. During the interrogation, Jaising accepted the invoice to be with him and then handed over his photocopy to the intelligence agencies.
Meanwhile, it was learned that the family of Rao Kisturachand, son of Rao Kriparam, who was a prominent figure in the princely state of Jaipur, had handed over similar documents, possibly written on leather, to Sawai Bhawani Singh, the last Maharaja of Jaipur, with almost all the details. Who were among the invoices found near Balabakhsh’s family.
Sudarshan Tank says that while searching for the treasure in Jaigarh, Income Tax Officer Commissioner J.C. Kalra would have taken Jaisingh inside Jaigarh and according to Jaisingh’s invoice, the treasure would have been discovered. Everyone was barred from entering the fort, but Trilokidas Khandelwal, the old resident of Jaipur and the owner of Nawab Saheb’s mansion, had several opportunities to go inside the fort during search and excavation due to his intimacy with Commissioner of Income Tax, Kalra.
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