Prompt action by the Andheri Government Railway Police (GRP) saved the day for a Nalasopara resident, who had forgotten his bag containing Rs 1.61 lakh on a local train on Sunday morning.
Maruti Vithoba Jorkar boarded a Churchgate-bound train and kept his bag on the luggage rack. He got down at Dadar, but left the bag behind.
“As soon as the train left the platform, Jorkar realised he had forgotten his bag. He boarded another train and informed the control room when he reached Mumbai Central,” said SH Patil, assistant inspector, Andheri GRP.
Jorkar gave the details of the train and the compartment he was travelling in to the control room. The control room then informed the police stations, who deployed their officers to look for the bag.
Meanwhile, the train resumed its journey to Borivli from Churchgate. Five police constables from the Andheri GRP were deployed for the search operation. “The motorman of the train was told to the stop at Andheri. The bag was in the same compartment,” said Patil.
The police then informed Jorkar, who collected the bag. “The money was part of a savings scheme and belonged to his friends. He was immensely relieved,” said Patil.