PUNE: A workday morning for Pune conservancy worker Shantabai Ovhal (58) took an unusual turn on Thursday. Ovhal was sweeping Kanchan Galli, off Law College Road, when she came across a plastic bag. She picked it up and found 52 currency notes of the demonetised Rs 1,000 denomination in it.
Ovhal called up her mukadam (contractor) Khandu Kasbe (50) and together they walked into Prabhat Road police chowkey with the bag. The two Pune Municipal Corporation staffers then handed over the bag to sub-inspector Shilpa Lambe.
“As usual, I walked down Law College Road and started sweeping the lane. At 7am, I found the bag near a spot where people generally throw their garbage. I checked the bag and found the currency notes. At present, there is much hue and cry about the old currency notes, so I decided to call my senior officer,” Ovhal said.
The thought of keeping the notes to her self never crossed Ovhal’s mind. “The money does not belong to me,” she said, simply. “We don’t know the source of these currency notes so we decided to hand them over to the police,” Kasbe added. All the notes were smelly and had garbage stains on them, Ovhal said.
Ajay Kadam, senior police inspector of Deccan Gymkhana police station, said they will conduct an inquiry into the case.
News Source: Times of India