Lost wallet in Mumbai locals returned to owner after 14 years

In a rare turn of events, a man gets his wallet back 14 years after he lost it in the local trains in Mumbai.

Lost wallet in Mumbai locals returned to owner after 14 years
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In a rare turn of events, a man gets his wallet back 14 years after he lost it in the Mumbai local train. Although the purse was said to be found by the Police earlier, the owner of the purse could not be traced which is why it was not returned immediately.

According to sources, the purse also had ₹900 which was returned to the person. When the owner of the purse, Hemant Padalkar, was identified and informed by the Police, he was not convinced that the purse lost in the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus-Panvel local train in 2006 was being returned to him. Hemant was further called by the Government Railway Police (GRP) in April this year and was informed that his purse had been found.

However, as the country witnessed the coronavirus-induced lockdown in the month of March, Hemant Padalkar could not travel in order to pick up his purse. However, with the relaxations in the lockdown guidelines, Hemant, who lives in Panvel near Navi Mumbai, reached out to the GRP office in Vashi and his purse was returned to him. The money kept in the purse was also given to him by the GRP.

Hemant further speaking to the media stated that the ₹900 in the purse contained a note of ₹500, but as the note was banned in 2016, the resident GRP has returned ₹300. Moreover, he deducted ₹100 for stamp paperwork.

As per sources, the GRP officials have stated that those who had stolen Padalkar's purse had been arrested some time back. They added that ₹300 have already been refunded to Padalkar and the remaining ₹500 will be given to him as new notes after the exchange process.

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