Mumbai, April 9: An auto rickshaw driver, who returned a lost bag containing Rs 1 lakh has been honoured for his honesty on Thursday, April 8, by the police officials at the Pant Nagar police station in Mumbai.
According to a report published in Mid Day, Auto driver Vasant Raut, who is a resident of Ghatkopar, found the bag in his vehicle while he was on his daily trip. He was sure that the bag was mistakenly left by one of his passengers.
By understanding the fact, the 54-year-old auto driver rushed to the nearest police station to return the bag carrying a large amount. He returned the bag to the police without any delay.
Jitendra Gala, a businessman, who lost the bag also reached the station to register a complaint regarding the missing.
According to Gala, the bag was mistakenly left by him, while he was on his way to the bank to deposit the amount.
Realising the loss, the bussinessman rushed to the nearest police station.
However, he was taken by surprise to see Raut inside the police station with his moneybag.
"I have been driving for the last 35 years, but this was for the first time that a passenger forgot his money in the auto. When I saw notes after opening the bag, I went back in the direction where he had alighted and searched for him. But couldn't locate him. So I went to the police station. As a token of appreciation for my honesty, senior police officers felicitated me inside the police station," Raut said.
He was felicitated by the Inspector Siddheshwar Kamble and Assistant Inspector Rajan from Pant Nagar police station.