Suresh Sinha (name changed on request), a Jaipur-based businessman, couldn’t stop crying when he realised that he had left his bag full of cash (Rs 2.2 lakh) at a Metro station.
For next few minutes, he remained motionless and ran back to Green Park Metro station where he had boarded the train. The smile was brought back on his face by a constable of the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) who called and informed him that his bag is in the custody of the station controller.
“I had to hand over the bag to someone and had come from Jaipur especially for that. I put two bags in the scanner machine. It was when I reached AIIMS, that I realised that one bag was missing,” said Sinha who is in the business of gems. He collects money from customers and then transfers it to the main party.
“In that R2.2 lakh, I would have got only R7,000. That was my commission and when I realised I had lost the bag, I didn’t know what to do. I knew I cannot return the money,” he added.
It was when Sinha was returning to Green Park Metro station that he got a call from his brother-in-law. “His (Sinha’s brother-in-law) visiting card was in the cash bag and CISF constable K Venkatesh called him to inform that the bag was lying there,” he further said.
Sinha thanked the CISF for their effort. “In today’s world it’s rare to find such honest people who would return a bag full of cash. I don’t have words to thank them,” he added.
The CISF also appreciated the constable’s effort.
“It was around 8.50pm on Monday that the constable noticed the bag in the scanner. He checked it and informed the station controller. They then took the visiting card and called the person concerned. By that time we also started tracing the man through CCTV footages,” said Rohit Katiyar, spokesperson, CISF. “We returned the bag after proper verification of the owner,” Katiyar added.