BIHARSHARIF: Assistant curator of Biharsharif Shiv Kumar . Museum Mishrain an inspection report submitted to the artwork and tradition division on July 21, mentioned in depth and irreparable damages had been prompted to the Pal interval relics as a consequence of “unmindful and careless” desiltation and renovation work not too long ago carried out at Dehar Pokhar (pond), an ASI protected web site near the ruins of the traditional Nalanda Collegeby the officers of the minor water sources division (MWRD).
He alleged that the MWRD carried out the desiltation work using heavy equipment on the historic pond with out procuring necessary no-objection certificates from the ASI. In his report, Mishra mentioned the Pal interval (Eighth-Tenth CE) relics had been extensively broken. “The scale of the bricks (30×25×5cm) seen at a semi-damaged mound of the pond show that the broken wall belongs to Pal period,” he mentioned.
Mishra added plenty of historical clay pots and different artefacts had been additionally extensively broken and a few of them had been taken away by the native villagers.
MWRD govt engineer Abhishek Rai mentioned the primary desiltation work of the pond below ‘Jal, Jeevan, Haryali’ mission was accomplished a lot earlier, and solely the dressing work was being carried out not too long ago which was instantly stopped after the ASI’s instruction.