Agartala, November 04, 2022: An auto-rickshaw driver of Tripura’s Jogendranagar area in the suburbs of Agartala city has set an example of honesty by returning valuables to a youth hailing from Assam’s Tezpur city.
Kiran Sarma, a resident of Tezpur in Assam visited Tripura University for admission of his younger sister and was leaving for his native place from Amtali area under West Tripura district by booking an auto-rickshaw through public transportation app ‘Uber’ to reach Chandrapur ISBT.
Travelling 12 KMs from Amtali to Chandrapur ISBT, Kiran got down from the auto-rickshaw and left to avail inter-city Super Deluxe bus services.
Dropping the passenger Kiran, the auto-rickshaw driver working for Uber services named Samir Das of Datta Para in Jogendranagar left the place and on the way for the next trip, he found that the passenger’s belonging were left in his vehicle. Wasting no time, Samir went to East Agartala police station and submitted the bags.
Seeing this, East Agartala police station Officer-in-Charge (OC) Rana Chatterjee applauded the role of the auto-rickshaw driver Samir Das and felicitated him with floral bouquet.
Speaking to media persons in the premises of the police station here, Kiran said “I was here for my younger sister’s admission in Tripura University. Today, I booked Uber services to travel to Chandrapur ISBT. But I forgot to collect my belongings consisting of a camera, books, clothes and other materials from the auto-rickshaw. I am happy for the honesty of the auto-rickshaw driver who placed all my belongings to the nearest police station.”
Auto-rickshaw driver Samir said “I took this passenger from Amtali. He left my vehicle at Chandrapur ISBT, but I found a bag and predicted that the belongings would be of the last passenger. Immediately, I reached the East Agartala police station and gave the bag. The OC of the police station felicitated me which I cannot get by paying a lakh of rupees.”
East Agartala police station OC Rana Chatterjee told reporters “Samir Das, auto-rickshaw driver came to the police station and submitted the bag. There was a camera, accessories and books inside the bag. The camera would be worth Rs 80,000. We have contacted the actual owner and asked him to visit the police station to collect his belongings. Accordingly, the owner named Kiran arrived and collected his bag.”