Some persons dug up a place at an ancient Shiva temple at Gangaghat in Adampur last night following claims by seer Shobhan Sarkar that he had dreamt of hidden treasure at the location.
Police said the temple's caretaker Swami Mohandas had told them that a group of miscreants barged into the temple and dug a hole after locking him inside a room at gun-point.
Villagers, who informed about the incident to the police, alleged the offenders had taken away the hidden from the temple.
The matter was being investigated, police said.
Reacting to the incident, a Sarkar's disciple said the district administration should get the buried gold excavated.
In Unnao, a treasure hunt is in progress at the fort of king Raja Rao Ram Bux Singh in Daudiakala village by an ASI team.
The gold rush was triggered after Sarkar claimed Raja had appeared in his dream and told him that 1,000 tonnes of gold lay buried in the ruins of the fort.
Sarkar has reportedly also claimed hidden treasure at some other places in Uttar Pradesh which includes the temple in Fatehpur.