New Delhi, Oct. 21 -- After a long wait, the Centre has brought Navratangarh, a magnificent 900-year-old dilapidated nine-storey fort located in Jharkhand's Gumla district under the fold of the Archeological Survey of India (ASI).

Situated 80 kms from Ranchi, the seat of Nagvanshi kings who ruled the Chota Nagpur region from the 1st century in Sisai block of the district has historic significance as the kings there had a link with Mughal emperor Jahangir.

An official from the country's premier conservation Central agency said a notification to bring the monument under the ASI was issued recently. The ASI tag would ensure much-needed maintenance as well as conservation measures to the monument shrouded with mysteries.

Navratangarh is al...