Honest auto driver returns Rs 5 lakhs

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 t

Published: 20th January 2012 05:08 AM  |   Last Updated: 16th May 2012 06:18 PM   |  A+A-

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.

Stay up to date on all the latest Bengaluru news with The New Indian Express App. Download now
(Get the news that matters from New Indian Express on WhatsApp. Click this link and hit 'Click to Subscribe'. Follow the instructions after that.)

Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp