Kashmir News Trust #KNT
Two Punjab businessmen came forward to help a Kashmiri trader whose cartons of apples were stolen after a truck overturned near Rajindergarh village in Fatehgarh Sahib district of Punjab.
As many as 1,265 cartons of apples were stolen by villagers and passersby after the fruit-laden truck overturned on the Delhi-Amritsar highway in Fatehgarh Sahib district.
Rajwinder Singh from Patiala and Gurpreet Singh from Mohali gave a cheque for Rs9.12 lakh to Muhammad Shahid, a resident of Sopore in Baramulla district of Jammu and Kashmir, to compensate for the loss he suffered.
The police booked unidentified persons after the video of cartons of apples being stolen went viral on social media.
Punjab Police said that it arrested 10 persons and nominated two more persons for stealing cartons of apples from the truck.
Rajwinder Singh and Gurpreet Singh approached the police and expressed their wish to compensate for the loss to the owner of the truck. Gurpreet said the cheque for Rs9.12 lakh was given to Shahid.
Shahid said he felt bad when he saw the video of apple cartons being stolen, not believing that it could be Punjab where people always come forward to extend help.