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Duo return ex-army officer’s bag in Pune


PUNE: Captain G S Bali’s bag containing Rs76,400 and other valuables, including his identity card of the Indian Army, fell on Tank Road on the evening of April 11 while he was riding pillion behind his son, Rakesh, on a motorcycle. The duo looked for it here and there, however in useless.

They then headed to Alandi Road police chowkey to resort a complaint. On the way in which, Bali gained a choice from his house that two excellent Samaritans had returned his bag.


Bali (78) and Rakesh, each retired armymen, were going to their house at Jangram complicated on Dhanori-Vishrantwadi Road on the motorcycle. Rakesh had stored the bag in entrance of his motorcycle. It slipped and fell on Tank Road around 8pm.

The Balis, into stationery trade, failed to track the bag. Before they may reach the police chowkey for registering a lacking complaint, Bali got a choice from his daughter that a guy and a girl had returned his bag.

Bali told TOI, “I'm moved by way of the honesty of Sanket Dhekate from Nagpur and Rinku Metwani from Akola and haven't any phrases to reward them. I rushed to police as my identity card of the military is very important to me, greater than the cash and other paperwork. I sought after to resort an FIR and use its reproduction to apply for a replica identity card. I didn't hope to get back the bag, however I got a choice from my house that the bag was found.”


He said, “I rushed house and located the cash, identity card and other paperwork intact. I sought after to present cash prize to the young duo, however they refused. We then invited them for lunch. I'm glad that honesty nonetheless exists on this planet.”


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Dhekate told TOI, “I had walked out of my place of dwelling for eating coconut water and Rinku, my neighbour, was strolling beside me. We found the bag and got Bali’s deal with from his identity card. We visited his place of dwelling, slightly 100m from where, and returned the bag to his family. The bag contained some huge cash and we idea we must make sure that its proprietor gets back the cash.”


Sub-inspector Vishal Mohite of the Alandi Road police chowkey said, “Moved by way of the honesty of Sanket and Rinku, we felicitated them with a bouquet at a serve as arranged on the Vishrantwadi police station.”


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