'Idhuvum Kadandhu Pogum "
Even this challenging situation would ease
Mr. Bhushan, Indian Treasure Trove Act, 1878 came into force in India on 12th February, 1878. According to this act whenever any treasure exceeding in amount or value ten rupees was found, the finder shall, as soon as practicable, give to the Collector notice in writing and there were some conditions specified. This might have been amended from time to time.
I have a personal experience of this. Long back, I was heading an Institute which was established during British Times. While constructing a wall somebody found a broken earthen pot having old coins of British Era or even earlier. Since I was conscious of the rules, I took possession of the coins and got those sealed in a bag immediately. I also informed the District Administration and passed on the sealed bag signed by the witnesses to them. Surprisingly, I was surrounded by the Press immediately after that.
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