Cabbie returns bag with valuables worth Rs 8 lakh to Srinagar man


SRINAGAR:- A 24-year-old taxi-driver in New Delhi has returned a bag with items worth Rs 8 lakh to a passenger from Srinagar who had forgotten it in his car.

According to taxi driver Debendra Kapri, a passenger hailed his cab when he was headed for Vidyasagar Setu.

On Wednesday, Kapri, who drives a prepaid black-and-yellow taxi stationed at the IGI Airport, New Delhi picked up a passenger and dropped him in Paharganj.

However, the passenger, who was later identified as Mubashir Ahmed Wani, forgot his bag in the taxi. Debendra, who spotted the bag soon after, submitted it at the Domestic Airport Police Station to ensure it was returned to its owner.

The taxi driver, who hails from Bihar later found out that the bag contained items worth Rs. 8 lakh. It had a phone, laptop, camera, Rs. 70,000 cash, gold and silver jewellery, and documents. “I am thankful that the bag reached the man,” he added.

Wani, who had come to Delhi from Srinagar, told The Hindu that he appreciated what the taxi driver had done. He even gave Debendra a reward.

Wani added that when the police called him, he was already at the airport.

“When I realised I had lost my bag, I went back to the taxi stand and showed them the voucher. They gave me the driver’s number, but the police had called me by then. The system at the stand and police station was remarkable,” he said.

Ultimately, it was a diary with Mr. Wani’s contacts that helped the police. Sub-Inspector Satyaveer managed to get through to Mr. Wani’s brother in Srinagar, who gave the police his number.


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