SRINAGAR: Ancient stone sculptures and idols believed to be dating back to hundreds of years were found by locals at a silwa village of Bhallesa in Doda district on Wednesday.
Reports doing rounds on social media said that while excavating for a water source, the locals found the sculptures 10 ft under the ground.
Locals found 11 stone water pipes, two small ponds, one idol and some stone sculptures.The paintings on stones depict ancient art and religious figures.
All these materials found seem to be very ancient and the locals of the area have demanded the intervention of the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) to establish the facts.
After confirming the development, Deputy Commissioner Vishesh Paul Mahajan took up the matter with the Secretary, Culture Department, who has assured of appropriate action.