Tale of a missing bracelet: How 2 Mahankali traffic cops went to great lengths to find owner of lost bracelet

Mahankali traffic police station SI Sridhar Pothula and constable G. Umamaheshwar were on duty when they spotted a shiny gold bracelet in the middle of the road near Matnee flyover. Sridhar immediately picked it up and cleaned it.

By Amrutha Kosuru  Published on  27 March 2022 7:21 AM GMT
Tale of a missing bracelet: How 2 Mahankali traffic cops went to great lengths to find owner of lost bracelet

Hyderabad: Ajith Bohra, a techie, went to work as usual on Saturday. By noon, he realised that his 2.5 tola gold bracelet was missing. He searched his office and home but couldn't find it. He then retraced the route he took to the office, looking for the missing bracelet, but he had already given up on finding it.

"The bracelet was very special to me. It was my first wedding gift. I thought I will never find it again," he said.

Meanwhile, Mahankali traffic police station SI Sridhar Pothula and constable G. Umamaheshwar were on duty when they spotted a shiny gold bracelet in the middle of the road near Matnee flyover. Sridhar immediately picked it up and cleaned it.

"Just a few minutes earlier there had been a small accident at the very spot I found the bracelet. No one was injured, but a girl had fallen down from her vehicle," Sridhar explained.

Sridhar and Umamaheshwar checked whether the ornament was gold or not and informed the higher authorities. "We went to the police control room to check the CCTV footage near the flyover. I thought it was the woman's bracelet. We first identified her and found that she works at Lenskart. But the bracelet didn't belong to her," he said.

Sridhar scoured through the footage and identified a few other possible people who might have owned the bracelet. "I noted down a few vehicle numbers and planned to search for the owner," he said.

However, sometime around noon, Sridhar found Akash searching for something near the SBI crossroads. "When we asked him, he said that he might have dropped his bracelet there. Akash explained that a bike handle had hit his hand slightly when he was driving," he said.

Sridhar recognised Akash from the CCTV footage but to confirm whether the bracelet was really his, he asked Akash to show pictures of the bracelet. After confirming that the bracelet indeed belonged to him, the police handed over the gold ornament to him.

Akash was elated. "I am very happy that the cops gave the bracelet to me. It means a lot," he said.

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