Bengal: Good samaritan returns unclaimed bag containing blank cheques worth Rs 20 lakh

Dinabandhu Mahalder, a resident of Krishnaganj in Nadia district was travelling in a local train on Wednesday night when he noticed an abandoned bag lying inside the train while getting off at the Gede station.

A good samaritan from Bengal has won many hearts by returning a abandoned bag full of blank cheques worth Rs 20 lakh from a local train!

Dinabandhu Mahalder, a resident of Krishnaganj in Nadia district was travelling in a local train on Wednesday night when he noticed an abandoned bag lying inside the train while getting off at the Gede station.

Curious, he opened the bag and discovered several cheques, some of them blank while others with amounts written on them to the tune of almost Rs 20 lacs in the bag.

"I was getting off the train when I saw the bag inside the bunk on top. When I opened the bag I found several blank cheques in it," he said.

Knowing that the documents were crucial, and someone must have lost it, he picked the bag up and went home thinking what to do with it.

After going through some of the documents, Mahaldar managed to find an Aadhar card of one Alok Ghosh and a contact number, possibly that of the owner from the bag. He immediately rang Ghosh up who informed that he had misplaced his bag and was desperately searching for it.

On Thursday morning, Ghosh met Mahaldar at the Gede station and after verifying his identity with the photo on the Aadhar card, safely handed over the bag to its owner.

"I was travelling in the train when my bag fell off. I can't recall it fell. I was carrying several cheques worth Rs 20 lacs. I was desperately searching for the bag and was very tense about it," said Ghosh, visibly overwhelmed after getting back his valuable possession.