Rajouri, June 1: Authorities on Tuesday took into possession Rs 2.58 lakh recovered from the temporary shelter of a homeless beggar woman in Rajouri'sNowshera area.
A total of Rs 2,58,507 were recovered from her shelter.
Additional Deputy Commissioner Nowshera, Sukhdev Singh Sambyal told Greater Kashmir that a homeless beggar woman living in Nowshera town was shifted to a government facility meant for homeless destitute on Monday evening.
"Tuesday morning we came to know that the woman used to live in a temporary shelter made over a nallah in Nowshera town after which employees of municipal committee assisted by tehsil administration were sent to check the shelter and to take her belongings," he said.
Sambyal said that employees sent on the spot recovered three plastic boxes and one jute bag containing coins and notes of different denominations.
"Soon after coming to know about this incident, I headed a team that reached on the spot and entire currency was taken into possession after which counting of currency started that continued for over five hours," he said. "A total of Rs 2,58,507 were recovered."
Sambyal said that they had shifted all the currency notes and coins in government treasury Nowshera and kept it in safe custody to handover the entire amount to the woman.
When asked about the woman's identity, he said that woman was around 70-years-old but unidentified with no one aware about her identity.
People from Nowshera said that the woman was living in Nowshera town for the past 30 years and used to beg.
"Although she never used to talk with people, she was mentally stable and used to give expressions in a proper manner," they said.