A cab driver in Kashmir received a lot of praise for his act of honesty when he found a bag full of valuables including cash and jewellery, worth Rs 10 lakh and returned the items to its rightful owner.
Tariq Ahmad had been the driver for a family from Bhopal and took them sightseeing. After returning from the trip, he found the bag left behind in his car at the Aharbal tourist spot in the Shopian district of Jammu and Kashmir, in which he also found three high-end mobiles phones among other belongings.
The picture below is of Mr Tariq Ahmad from shopian, a Taxi Driver by Profession.— moosa manzoor (@moosamanzoor111) June 24, 2019
He today returned Rs 10 lakh cash and gold to a tourist from Bophal (India) as he had forgot it in his taxi
A Big Big Salute to his Honesty
May Allah swt give him the best reward in return#kashmir pic.twitter.com/iNuRXOd4VG
Ahmad expected a call on one of the three phones by the owner in an attempt to retrieve the bag.
Sources from the Tourist Department also said,
Tariq worked hard to trace the family and finally returned the bag that contained cash, gold and smartphones worth over Rs 10 lakhs.
The Department also added that the family has expressed their gratitude to the driver and also mentioned that Ahmad refused to take any form of reward or gift from the family.
There were plenty of positivity on Twitter for the driver as they all praised him for making India proud.
The true side of Kashmiri People ❤️— Umair Khan (@umi07khan) June 25, 2019
Thanks Tariq bhai for making my hometown feel proud. https://t.co/dcTHwEOmy6
This Kashmiri cab driver Tariq Ahmad from #Shopian returned a bag containing cash, gold and other items (worth 10 lakhs INR) to a tourist family from Bhopal who had forgotten it in his cab while visiting Aharbal tourist spot.— Irfan Mehraj (@IrfanMeraj) June 24, 2019
Be like Tariq.#Kashmir pic.twitter.com/uAfRjMY8Qr