A software engineer, who forgot his laptop worth more than Rs1.5 lakh in an auto-rickshaw, got it back in two days. Thanks to the swift action of cops from the Vile Parle police station.
On Thursday, Karan Charla took an auto-ride but missed to pick up his laptop, which he had placed on the seat, while alighting at his destination.
Moments later when he realised his forgetfulness, he immediately approached the Vile Parle police station and registered a complaint. Swinging into action, the cops started scanning CCTV footage and succeeded in tracing the laptop. It was then handed over to Karan.
Mumbai Police track down laptop in 2 days
The police took his complaint and began screening CCTV footage and tracked the laptop two days later. It was then handed over to Karan at the police station.
Being grateful to the police, he took to Twitter naming the various police officials who helped him find his laptop. The gesture was reciprocated by the Mumbai police which congratulated Karan for being a good and sensible citizen and approaching the police on time.
'Citizens must approach the police'
"It is very important for citizens to make sure they approach the police station whenever such incidents happen. Some avoid going to the police while others approach the police long after the incident occurs, which makes it difficult to solve the case. In this particular case, the citizen approached the police in time which gave the officials a good headstart to track the missing belonging," said a police official.
"Citizens should be aware that we are here to help them in any case and they should not hesitate to approach us under any circumstances," added the cop.
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