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Showing appreciation to an honest man

  • Published at 08:10 pm June 24th, 2020
Autorickshaw driver Sajib SardarCollected

Dhaka Tribune creates fundraiser for Sajib Sardar, an autorickshaw driver from Chandpur who set an example by returning Tk61 lakh forgotten by his passengers

Dhaka Tribune has created a fundraiser for Sajib Sardar, an autorickshaw driver from Chandpur, who displayed exemplary honesty by returning Tk61 lakh to its owners, who forgot the money in his vehicle.

The initiative comes as an appreciation, support and acknowledgement for those who go an extra mile to help others in goodwill.

At the same time, Dhaka Tribune also believes that the community should come forward to reward such acts of courage by people who receive the least from society.

On Sunday, autorickshaw driver Sajib, who was forced to drop out from school due to poverty, did not compromise with his values when Masud Hossain, an account manager of popular mobile financial service bKash, agent Moktar Hossain and their supervisor Selim, left a bag containing Tk61 lakh in his vehicle.

After the trio got off from his vehicle forgetting to take the bag, Sajib waited at the spot for half an hour before leaving for his garage at Puranbazar in the town.

After returning to the garage, Sajib reported the incident to a local Awami League leader, who contacted Sadar police station OC Nasim Uddin.

Speaking to Dhaka Tribune, OC Nasim Uddin said: “We received a verbal complaint, then a written one from the bKash employees, where they said they had mistakenly left the bag of Tk61 lakh in the vehicle.”

"Sajib, along with the cash, was brought to Sadar police station. After all the money was counted, it was handed over to the bKash agent,” Chandpur Superintendent of Police (SP) Mahbubur Rahman said.

"I was overwhelmed by Sajib's honesty and gave him Tk5,000 as a reward," the SP added.

Donations can be made for Sajib through gofundme.com, or directly through bKash at 01614926838.