Rajouri: An ancient fort has been discovered here along National Highway. The ruins of the ancient building were found on top of a mound covered with grass and trees.
Deputy Commissioner Rajouri Dr. Shahid Iqbal Choudhary along with SSP Yougal Manhas and other senior officers visited the spot.
They inspected the ruins of the ancient fort where remnants of walls, courtyard and barracks can be vividly seen.
Meanwhile, the District Administration has constituted a team headed by Assistant Commissioner Revenue, Abdul Qayoom Mir, DIO, Mohammad Shafait and Tehsildar Mohd Raiyaz for the demarcation of the ancient site and initiate measures for its preservation and protection.
“Preliminary survey found the ancient structure spread over an area of 2 Kanals. However the exact details of the site will be assessed only after scientific excavation of the site,” a spokesperson of district administration said.
The spokesperson said that the architecture of the fort is similar to the Rajouri Fort and the ancient Sarais along the Mughal Road.
The time of the existence of the fort could not be ascertained immediately and matter is being taken up with Department of Archaeology for taking over this ancient site and initiating measures for its preservation and protection.