Delhi police officer hands over Rs1 lakh to worker who left bag at train station
NEW DELHI : Delhi Police Officer Rescued 53-Year-Old Worker Who Left Bag With Container ₹1 lakh of cash on the platform of Shivaji Bridge station here and left on a train back to UP.
Vijay Kumar, who lives in Shakur Basti in northwest Delhi, is his family’s sole breadwinner. On June 30, he had withdrawn ₹1 lakh from his bank account in the nation’s capital and bought 55 kg of rations to return to his hometown of Khurja in Uttar Pradesh, where he wanted to build a house for his children.
But unfortunately, he loaded the two bags of ration into the Bareilly-New Delhi intercity express and left his bag of money on a bench at the quayside.
Meanwhile, Officer Narender Kumar stationed at the New Delhi Railway Police Station was on duty at Shivaji Bridge Station and patrolled the platform after the intercity express train left the station.
While on duty, Narender found the carry bag on the bench and asked a few passengers if it belonged to anyone.
“I decided to keep the unclaimed bag with me. Upon checking it, I found two wads of cash in the amount of ₹1 lakh with a few rotis wrapped in aluminum foil, a bottle of water, a checkbook, a bank book with an Aadhar and a ration card.
“I immediately informed my superiors and tried to contact Vijay Kumar but when I could not reach him, I decided to wait for someone to come and inform me,” he said. declared.
A few hours later, at around 6:30 p.m., Vijay returned to Shivaji Bridge station in search of the money and was safely handed over the carrying bag and ₹1 lakh by the constable after due formalities.
Deputy Commissioner of Police (Railways) Harendra Kumar Singh said: “Vijay Kumar left his transport bag at the station. Our agent Narender found the unclaimed bag and returned the personal effects to Kumar with his money from ₹1 lakh. “
Recalling the day, Vijay said it was very hot and he was sitting on a bench on the platform while waiting for the train to arrive. When the train arrived, he loaded the ration items and boarded the train in a hurry, leaving his “thala” (carrying bag) behind on the bench.
“When I got off at Anand Vihar station, I was thirsty and that’s when I realized that I had lost my thala. I panicked and I was in tears because I had ₹1 lakh of money in it. This money was very important to me. I had saved it to build a small house for my children, ”he said.
“I am a poor man. For a worker like me, ₹1 lakh is a huge sum. No one helped me when I asked a few of them at Anand Vihar station to keep my ration for a few hours until I returned so I could go and get my money. I had lost all hope but Narender Babu was a savior. He handed over my things and also made me board the next train safely, ”said Vijay, relieved.
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