Auto driver re­turns jew­ellery to pas­sen­ger

Hindustan Times ST (Mumbai) - HT Navi Mumbai Live - - NAVI - Pranab Jy­oti Bhuyan pranab.bhuyan@hin­dus­tan­

An auto driver from Kopar Khairane re­turned gold jew­ellery worth Rs 2.5 lakh to a woman who had left those in his auto three days ago.

Sid­dhi Swap­nil Parab, 33, a res­i­dent of Be­la­pur, trav­elled home from Kopar Khairane with her chil­dren around 4pm on Septem­ber 9. While alight­ing from the auto, she for­got to take her bag which con­tained one man­gal su­tra of six to­las of gold, two gold rings and some other jew­elleries.

On reach­ing home, she re­alised that she had for­got­ten the jew­ellery bag in the auto.

She im­me­di­ately called her brother and sis­ter who live at Kopar Khairane.

To make mat­ters worse, she also did not re­mem­ber the reg­is­tra­tion num­ber of the auto. The auto driver (right) was fe­lic­i­tated for re­turn­ing jew­ellery worth Rs2.5 lakh to the pas­sen­ger at Kiopar Khairane.

“Her sis­ter came to our po­lice sta­tion and nar­rated the in­ci­dent. Our of­fi­cials took their

con­tact de­tails and did the for­mal­i­ties. We then started search­ing for that driver,” said Satish Gaik­ward, se­nior po­lice in­spec­tor of Kopar Khairane po­lice sta­tion.

Parab said, “I was in hurry that day. Since my chil­dren were also with me I had to pay at­ten­tion to them too. Some­how, I for­got take the bag from the au­torick­shaw. I in­formed my sis­ter about it on phone and she went to the po­lice sta­tion to re­port the in­ci­dent.”

On Septem­ber 12, the auto driver, Balasa­heb Ghadge, him­self went to the po­lice sta­tion and handed over the jew­ellery to the po­lice.

“The jew­ellery given to us by Ghadge was sim­i­lar to the de­scrip­tion given by Parab. So we called her to the po­lice sta­tion and she iden­ti­fied the jew­ellery. We handed over the jew­ellery to Parab on Wed­nes­day,” Gaik­ward said.

The po­lice also fe­lic­i­tated auto driver Ghadge for his hon­esty.

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