A 65-year-old beggar turned out to be the proprietor of over Rs 2.58 lakh shortly after she was shifted to a shelter residence for higher services in Rajouri district of Jammu and Kashmir, a senior authorities official stated on Tuesday.
The unidentified beggar, who was seen roaming the streets of bus stand and adjoining areas over the previous three a long time, was shifted to a shelter residence meant for the homeless to offer them higher residing on Monday, Extra Deputy Commissioner, Nowshera, Sukhdev Singh Samyal advised PTI.
He stated a celebration of the Municipal Committee was deputed Tuesday morning to clear her ragged short-term shelter exterior a veterinary hospital however they had been stunned to search out three plastic containers containing notes of varied denominations coated tightly in polythene and a jute bag stuffed with cash.
As quickly as the data was shared, I instantly deputed a police get together together with a Justice of the Peace. After hectic efforts of a number of hours, the counting revealed a complete quantity of Rs 2,58,507, Mr Samyal stated, including the cash which was saved below lock in a trunk with full particulars could be handed over to its rightful proprietor on Wednesday.
The lady was residing on alms and had saved the cash within the plastic containers, he stated.
Her whereabouts aren’t identified. No person is aware of from the place she had come however she had been roaming within the neighborhood of the veterinary hospital and bus stand for over 30 years, Mr Samyal stated.
The officer lauded the Municipal Committee workers for his or her honesty.