Police said it arrested three boys, all juveniles, in the case.
The accused have been handed over to District Juvenile Officer for further investigation.
Giving details, the police said during the intervening night of 31 July and 1 August, some unidentified thieves entered into the premises of Hazrat Mir Amir Kabir Masjid Shey, here broke open its locker and stole the cash.
A case FIR 91/2018 U/S 379 RPC was registered in P/S Leh through PP Choglamsar and investigation was started. Keeping in view the sensitivity of the case, the SSP Leh had immediately directed the officers to put in all efforts to crack the case.
The police laid nakas and rounded up many suspects which led to the arrest of three persons who, according to police, confessed the crime.
The accused, the police said, admitted involvement in the theft and disclosed that they had stolen Rs 2,51,630.
“The amount was recovered which was concealed in a bag under the bushes near the Masjid.”
Meanwhile, the locals of the area have appreciated the role of police in solving the theft case.
The case was cracked by IC PP Choglamsar SI Rigzen Gurmet under the supervision of Addl. SP Leh Farooq Qaiser-KPS, SHO P/S Leh Inspector Tsewang Dorjay and under the overall guidance of SSP Leh Ms. Sargun Shukla-IPS.