Charsadda: 3 caught digging archeological site
CHARSADDA: Three persons were arrested for illegal digging at the archeological site in Batgram area on Friday. The Batgram police, after receiving a tip-off that some people were involved in illegal digging of archeological sites in the area rushed to the site and caught red-handed three accused, Amir Zaman, Sher Zaman and Hayat Khan. The police also seized digging instruments and impounded a tractor from the site. The police registered a case against them.
Charsadda is home to Gandahara civilisation and a treasure of rich archeological sites. But unfortunately some unscrupulous elements are involved in illegal excavation of these sites to loot precious artifacts and relics.
The people of the area have expressed deep concern over the illegal business and demanded protection of the sites which is a national asset.