The City Police, in appreciation of the honesty by an autorickshaw driver, yesterday rewarded him with a cash prize of Rs, 1,000 and a certificate of appreciation.
The honest auto driver is Pradeep, a resident of Mahadeshwara Layout and son of Parashurama and Sharadamma. Last Saturday, he had returned a bag containing valuables worth Rs. 50,000 to a passenger who had left the bag in the auto.
Vidyaranyapuram Police said that Mushtaq of Hunsur had boarded Pradeep’s auto from Vidyaranyapuram and alighted near a cinema theatre on Chamaraja Double Road on June 21. Mushtaq had forgotten to pick up his bag containing gold and cash before getting down from the vehicle. Pradeep spotted Mushtaq’s bag only after sometime. Soon after realising that the bag might have belonged to Mushtaq, he returned to the spot, but to no avail.
Pradeep, however, left his cellphone number with a security guard of a nearby convention hall to alert him if someone comes searching for the lost bag.
Police said that Mushtaq came back from Husnur, 45km from here, and approached Vidyaranyapuram police.
An officer said that during investigation, they met the security guard to whom Pradeep had given his number and called him yesterday. Pradeep returned the bag, with valuables intact. Appreciating his gesture, Police Commissioner Dr. M.A. Saleem honoured him with the reward and citation.
source: http://www.starofmysore.com / Star of Mysore / Home> General News / June 24th, 2014