The brave hearts in uniform have time and again gone beyond their call of duty and helped citizens in the kindest ways possible. After Chennai’s ‘lady Singham’ who carried an unconscious man on her shoulders to safety, this cop from Srinagar has been winning hearts online.
Recently, a video of a 90-year-old man Abdul Rehman went viral wherein the elderly was narrating how he was robbed of his life’s savings by some unidentified goons in the city. The old man who made a living by selling street food on the by lanes of the city was beaten brutally by the robbers in Bohri Kadal who then looted Rs 1 lakh from him.
The viral video then reached Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Srinagar, Sandeep Chaudhary who then paid the elderly Rs 1 lakh from his own pocket with a promise to catch the culprits. “Sometimes it takes time to catch the culprits. I saw his face in the video and decided to help him,” said SSP Sandeep.
“Money is not a big problem even iPhone costs more than a lakh but for him, it was his life savings that were lost.”
According to reports, Rahman, who lives alone, had saved the money for his last rites by working throughout his life. Fearing he might misplace the money somewhere, Rehman used to carry the cash with him. An investigation is underway.
“He had savings of one lakh sixty thousand rupees which he divided into two and kept one lakh in one pocket and 60 thousand in another pocket. Robbers snatched one lakh rupees from him. Saving such an amount by selling nuts on the roadside is a big thing. I felt bad after knowing this incident,” sympathized Sandeep.
SSP Sandeep’s noble gesture has been lauded online:
Good of @SrinagarPolice and @Sandeep_IPS_JKP to give Rs one lakh to Abdul Rehman, 90 till the time money is retrieved from burglars who looted Rs 1 lakh from Channa seller's home. Rehman sells snacks at Bohrikadal and lives alone. He had kept hard earned money for his last rites. pic.twitter.com/CW8nAlyZMb
— Mufti Islah (@islahmufti) November 14, 2021
The gesture of a police officer paying a robbed, old man from pocket is a unique and a noble gesture. Great work. @Sandeep_IPS_JKP
— Sajad Lone (@sajadlone) November 14, 2021
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Appreciative decision by Srinagar police & @Sandeep_IPS_JKP towards the old aged Channa seller to assist him with the money of one lakh that was looted from his home. Abdul Rehman had saved the laborious money for his last rites; he sells snacks and lives all alone!
Salute sir pic.twitter.com/FL0tXvoUWB
— Parvaiz Ahmad Qadri (@Parvaiz_Qadri) November 14, 2021
Srinagar SSP @Sandeep_IPS_JKP won hearts by helping, with Rs one Lakh donation, to a 90-year-old street food vendor Abdul Rehman in Srinagar who was robbed by unidentified people. Salutes to you for your humanitarian gesture. @JmuKmrPolice @KashmirPolice @igpjmu @KVijayKumarIPS pic.twitter.com/ojUfzziCYe
— Dr Darakhshan Andrabi (@drdarakhshan) November 16, 2021
Hello Srinagar, let us go and buy from Abdul Rehman. I am sure the street food he sells would taste far better than any branded chips or fries. Let us give him reasons to go home smiling. https://t.co/8PPZ2smG4p
— Shuja ul haq (@ShujaUH) November 14, 2021
Sad to know tht Abdul Rehman wz robbed off his savings worth ₹1L. @SrinagarPolice & @Sandeep_IPS_JKP hv done ryt thing to offer relief coz he wud b no more till the robbers wud b caught. As i clicked a pic he had said “ yini mey kinak” (plz don’t sell me) https://t.co/u3UF2jJH3f
— riyaz masroor (@riyaz_masroor) November 15, 2021
Indeed Good gesture was today shown by Srinagar police chief Mr Sandeep after providing the looted amount to elderly man 1lakh provided to one Abdul Rehman Channa seller from Bohri Kadal Srinagar by SSP Srinagar Mr Sandeep.Pertinently poor old man was looted by burglars pic.twitter.com/sCNL3n4D0j
— Tab_ish313 (@TabishBaba9) November 14, 2021
At an age like Rehman’s, it’s next to impossible to save such a huge amount again. Thanks to SSP Sandeep for keeping the old man’s hope alive.