Srinagar- In an exemplary show of honesty, an auto driver returned a bag containing Rs 87,000 cash including foreign currency to a tourist couple who had taken a ride in his vehicle.
On Thursday, a Bangladeshi couple Mohammad Assudu Zaman (38) and his wife travelled in an auto rickshaw from Dalgate to Ghat 19 on the Boulevard Road. The tourist couple forgot the bag in the auto rickshaw and left.
The auto driver Mohd Aslam Guroo, who hails from city’s Nishat area had left the destined location and drove off to his stand at JVC.
“It was lunch time and I went to take my lunch from the back seat. To my surprise, I saw a bag inside. I drove back to Boulevard road and started to look for them” Aslam told Kashmir Observer.
Aslam said some Shikara owners were trying to persuade him to hand over the bag to them, so that they could return it to the tourist couple.
“I was unmoved by what they were saying. I didn’t even see what was in the bag and handed over the bag to the couple personally” he said.
Confirming the incident, the officials at Police Station Nehru Park said that the bag contained Rs 37,000 Indian rupees, 50,000 Bangladeshi currency, Passport and air tickets.
Assadu Zaman also had filed a police complaint regarding his missing Bag containing cash and passport.
“We were in the process of initiating action but the man had returned the bag himself and we appreciate him” an official of PS Nehru Park said.
Aslam said that he could keep something that did not belong to him.
“When I returned the bag, the couple felt happy.” Aslam said.
Meanwhile, SDPO Nehru Park Mansha Beigh has appreciated the Rickshaw driver for his honesty and dedication.
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