The stunning revelation was made by a private television channel which carried out a covert investigation using a hidden camera. They have claimed that treasure worth crores are hidden under the Amba Vilas Palace. They also stated that the hidden chambers in the palace premises hold treasure consisting of gold and other valuable gems and jewelery.
The television report had mentioned that the palace did not have adequate security arrangements in lieu of the massive treasure stored in the palace. Following this, intelligence officials in the Centre and State visited the palace to assess the security arrangement.
Rumours were doing the rounds earlier about the presence of a treasure trove in the Mysore Palace. The matter was however not clarified by the officials at the Archeological Survey of India. There are also reports that the Archaeological survey agreed to the presence of the treasure following the television coverage on the matter.
The year 2012 assumes much significance for the Mysore Palace or the Amba Vilas Palace as it is on its centenary year. The tourist attraction welcomes thousands of visitors every day and is the second highest footfall receiving tourist place in India after the Taj Mahal.