TTD vigilance officers seize Rs. 10 lakh from beggar's house in Tirumalatext_fields
In yet another case of finding large sums of money from deceased beggars, Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams (TTD) officers on Tuesday seized a whopping 10 lakhs of rupees from the house of a beggar who died of an illness last year in Tirumala.
Srinivasa Chary had been staying at his house with door no. 75 in Seshachalanagar near Tirumala from 2007. Since then, he had amassed huge sums of money by doing small businesses and begging in Tirumala. He kept the money he earned at home and, however, died of an illness last year. Hence, the TTD tried to seize the house as there were no heirs to Srinivasa Chary.
A year after his death, they decided to revoke the house allotted to him by the temple. Following this, the vigilance officers inspected Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanam and found the money hidden in boxes. Notes in different denominations were found in those boxes. Banknotes, including banned one thousand and five hundred, were also found. Officials said that, after counting, the total amount was handed over to the Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanam treasury.
Similar Incidents of finding large sums of money from deceased beggars have been reported before. Tirumala Venkateswara Temple is a famous temple located in Tirupati in the Chittoor district of Andhra Pradesh. The temple is considered to be one of the most visited temples in India as it is visited by thousands of devotees daily.