Local smugglers excavated it illegally and recovered antiquities. Habibullah Khan while getting mines on lease just near the site constructed a road and made it accessible and started blasting that destroyed the mountains and settlement.
An elder of Babozai namely Inayat Khan Babozai told this correspondent that locals had inked an agreement with Habibullah Khan about the mines but now it was learnt that it was a great threat to the site.
He said the landowners would not let anyone to destroy the site therefore, some 300 people asked the leaseholder to stop the blasting. He demanded of the government to take the site into its custody and make proper planning to excavate and save it from smugglers.