_Stone Sculptures believed to be thousands of years old found in Bhalessa._
Bhalessa, February 28; Some locals from Siwli village of Gandoh (Bhalessa) Sub-division have claimed that they have found stone sculptures believed to be thousands of year old.
It was reported that the Sculptures were found 10 feet deep underground while excavating for a water source. The paintings on stone depicting ancient art, tradition, and religious figures have been collected by the locals. The locals are now demanding the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) to intervene and establish the facts.
Deputy Commissioner Doda Vishesh Paul Mahajan, on receiving the information, confirmed the same from SDM Gandoh Arun Kumar Badyal. After confirmation, DC Doda has taken up the matter with Secretary to the Government Culture Department, UT of J&K. Secretary Culture has assured DC Doda that an appropriate action will be taken on the reported matter soon.