July 31, 2017
An auto driver in the city came in for appreciation for his honesty today after he returned a bag containing 60 sovereign jewellery to the owner.
According to police, Muniyappan (45), who has been running auto for the last 20 years in RS Puram, noticed a yellow bag lying on the road.
On opening, he found gold jewels – 20 coins and ornaments. Immediately he went to nearby police station and handed over the bag.
Even as Muniyappan was in the station, police received a call from the owner of the bag, stating that his staff had lost a bag with jewels, while going on a motorcycle.
The owner was asked to come to the Police Commissioner’s office with valid proof and collect his belongings. Meanwhile, police also took Muniyappan to the Commissioner’s office.
After thorough interrogation, Police Commissioner A. Amalraj restored the jewels to the owner. He also gave away a cash reward to Muniyappan, appreciating his honesty.
The owner also presented cash reward Muniyappan for returning the gold, which he wanted to pledge to expand his business, police said.