Setting a rare example of honesty, Assistant Sub-Inspector BN Kadam, attached to the Virar police station, deposited Rs5 lakh in cash, which he found on Achole Road on Friday afternoon, at the Nalasopara police station. Appreciating his honesty, the Superintendent of Police (Thane Rural) has announced to felicitate Kadam for his exemplary act.
Speaking to DNA, Nalasopara police station Senior Inspector Shriram Koregaonkar said that they were shocked when Kadam approached them with Rs5 lakh cash.
On Friday afternoon, Kadam was going to the Tahsildar office on his bike for some personal work. When he was passing through Achole Road, he saw a paper bundle drop from the pocket of an unknown motorcyclist going ahead of him. Unaware that something has fallen off his pocket, the rider went ahead. Kadam shouted to draw his attention but in vain.
Kadam then stopped his bike and inspected the bundle. He was shocked to see cash amounting to Rs5 lakh in it. He then kept the money safely and gave the motorcyclist a chase. On failing to locate him, Kadam decided to hand the money over to the police.
“He came to us and deposited the money. We are proud that Kadam has set this rare example of honesty for our staff,” said Koregaonkar.
While the police were wondering about the owner of the cash, one A Yadav, who works with Reliable Construction Company as manager, approached them to claim the cash. Yadav said that he had withdrawn that cash on Friday morning from a local bank and was going to give it to one client.
Koregaonkar said they would verify Yadav’s claim with the bank before deciding to give him the money. Since the bank was closed for the day, the police would visit it on Saturday morning. “Till then, the cash will remain in our custody,” added Koregaonkar.