Hyderabad's favorite rumor of an underground tunnel between Charminar and Golconda is back. Archaeological officials carried out excavations near Charminar. Some structure was exposed when ASI tried to set up a generator to provide illumination during power outages at Charminar. There are reports in the media that a tunnel has been found between Charminar and Golconda fort.
MIM leaders who arrived there were outraged at the excavations as the propaganda spread about the tunnel. They stormed at the authorities questioning who had given permission for the excavations. After that, the excavations were stopped and MIM leaders threatened to take legal action against the department for taking up works at the protected monument.
In this context, the police have set up security to prevent any untoward incidents there. MIM leaders alleged that archeological officials were deliberately conducting excavations not respecting their sentiments. Officials rejected rumors of any new network of stairwells or secret passage being unearthed. They clarified that only a slab that was laid a few years back surfaced and they are investigating it.