Tirupati Seshasalam hill: Police caught three persons roaming in Tirupati Mangalam area of Chittoor district in violation of curfew rules to make them suspicious. It revealed that they had been mining 80 feet for treasure at the foot of the Seshasalam forest hill.
Two prominent persons among those caught said they had brought different people from Tamil Nadu and Karnataka weekly and dug mines so that no one would be suspicious.
The investigation also found that they had been involved in the act for the past one year as per the blessings of a swami.
Police have arrested a total of 6 persons in this connection. According to Alibiri police, the arrested men said that they would get another 40 feet of treasure and half of it would be given to them.