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SSP Srinagar Wins Hearts ; Decides To Pay 1 Lac To Old Man Who Was Robbed

Good Appreciable Gesture’: SSP Srinagar Wins Hearts, Pays Rs 1 Lakh From His Own Pocket To Old Man Who Was Robbed


Srinagar, Nov 14 (KNS): In an inspiring gesture Superintendent of police Srinagar, Sandeep Chaudhary decided to pay one lakh from his pocket to a 90-year-old street food vendor, who was robbed on Saturday evening in the old city of Srinagar.


Abdul Rahman, a roadside street food seller, was thrashed by some bugglers at Bohri Kadal area of Srinagar last evening and snatched around one lakh from him, which he had saved for his last rites.


Rahman lives alone in his home in the locality, while during day he sells street food to earn a livelihood so that he could save something for his last rites.


Seeing the plight of the old man, SSP Srinagar decided to pay off from his pocket to him what robbers have stolen from till the police is able to get hold of the robbers.


Sandeep Chaudhary said that when he saw his video on the internet he couldn’t bear the helplessness the old man was facing at that time. “So, I decided to help him and give him one lakh from my own pocket till the burglars will be caught.”


He said that helping a person who works tirelessly just to earn a penny is itself a service to humanity.


SSP said that after the video and a photograph of this old man went viral on social media in which whole incident was mentioned by him about the robbery.


He said that he was also beaten up by the robbers and then his money was snatched by them.


SSP said that sometimes it takes time to catch the culprits. “I saw his face and I was distressed to see his helplessness. Money is not a problem. First of all we are humans and humanity is above all else. He has no one in his family to take care of him nor to help him in this situation. So, I decided to help him in my small way,” Chaudhary said.


He said that if he had a son didn’t he had helped his father if he would have found him distressed.


“He had Rs 1.60 lakh with him. In one pocket, he had Rs one lakh and in another, he had Rs 60,000. Robbers looted Rs one lakh. For a poor man, saving so much money takes life. I was extremely saddened to hear this incident” he said.


Meanwhile, Police have registered an FIR and investigation has been put on the fast track. “We showed him the pictures of some suspects yesterday, but he could not identify anyone. The investigation is on,” he said. (KNS)


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