BANGALORE: At a time when the country and the state are reeling under cases of corruption, a case of honesty and integrity has come to fore. K Panduranga, an autorickshaw driver, returned to the police a bag containing Rs 5 lakh and important documents that was left in his auto by a passenger.
Pavanacharya, a resident of Jaraganahalli, engaged Panduranga’s autorickshaw on January 14 at 10 pm. He was carrying Rs 5 lakh for the medical treatment of his brother. But, he left the bag inside the auto while alighting from it. He then lodged a complaint with the J P Nagar Police stating that he had left the bag in the auto at about 11.30 pm that day.
Police said that Panduranga promptly went to the police station the next day and handed over the bag. In turn, it was returned to Pavanacharya.
The honest autorickshaw driver was honoured by the Police Department in recognition of his honesty in the city. Deputy Police Commissioner of Bangalore South, Sonia Narang appreciated Panduranga’s honesty and honoured him with a letter of appreciation.