10/01/2017 4:35 PM IST | Updated 10/01/2017 4:46 PM IST

Delhi Traffic Policeman Returns Wallet With Cash To Owner, Goes Viral On Facebook


Jagpreet Singh/Facebook

In a heartwarming incident, a sub-inspector with the Delhi Police trended on Facebook on Monday, after an east Delhi businessman took to social media to share the story of how the cop returned his missing wallet. Madan Singh, a 54-year-old policeman, not only returned the wallet but also refused to accept a reward of ₹5,000.

On 7 January, at around 9.30 a.m., Jagpreet Singh lost his wallet near the Nizamuddin bridge. He was returning home from Defence Colony to Preet Vihar when his car broke down. "I had to push my car to start it. The wallet must have slipped then," Singh said.

Fortunately, Madan Singh noticed a cyclist picking up a wallet from the road. He immediately chased the cyclist and asked him to hand over the wallet. "There was a lot of money, foreign currency, ATM cards, driving licence and visiting cards. It did not belong to that cyclist. I spotted the visiting card and called the man," said Singh.

Jagpreet had lost all hope of finding his wallet and that's when he received a call from the traffic cop. "Sub-inspector Singh told me to come to Nizamuddin and collect the wallet. I thought he must have found an empty wallet with only my identity card. It had around ₹35,000 and $300. But to my surprise, everything was there in my wallet, untouched and safe," he wrote in his Facebook post.

"It is rare to find an honest man such as Singh. I even offered him ₹5,000 for his honesty but he refused saying he was only doing his duty. This was a story I had to share to the world. I did not know it would go viral. Singh was even shy to pose for a photograph but I convinced him," he added.

"We appreciate Singh's honest efforts. He has made us proud. We will recommend a suitable reward for him so that others get inspiration from his story," said DK Gupta, Madan Singh's boss.

The Facebook post lauding Madan Singh's honesty has been shared over 2,000 times.

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