Two train attendants on-board the Gujarat Mail set a remarkable example of honesty when they returned a bag full of jewellery worth Rs. 2 lakh to the passengers who had left it behind after their journey.
Posted in the AC first class compartment of Gujarat Mail, train attendants Sikander and Ashwin Vyas found a hand bag full of jewellery on October 17.
It had been left behind by passengers, Gauri Pandey and her mother, Geeta Pandey, who had had boarded the train from Ahmedabad to reach Mumbai.
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The two women, along with Gauri’s son, got off at Borivali in morning. Later in the day they realised that the bag was missing. On rushing to Mumbai Central, they were informed that the train was being cleaned in the yard.
Unable to get any help in Mumbai, Gauri contacted her brother-in-law Ashok Upadhyay, who lives in Ahmedabad. He then went to the Ahmedabad station to see if they could get any information there. The station manager, Dinesh Verma, and his staff, looked up the list of attendants on duty in the train. On being called, an attendant first told them that there was nothing left behind, and they were still on the train.
However, after 20 minutes, they got a call from Sikander and Ashwin who informed that they had found a black handbag. According to Dinesh Verma, the two attendants will be facilitated by the family on Wednesday.
“After we got the call, we searched every corner of the compartment and found the bag. As soon as we opened the bag, we found it contained jewellery. We informed officials in Ahmedabad. This was something which did not belong to us and we had to return it,” Ashiwn Vyas told The Times of India.