Waiter in Chennai lauded for depositing bag containing ₹25 lakh

A 40-year-old waiter working at the Anna Nagar branch of a restaurant chain was lauded by senior police officers on Friday for depositing with the manager a bag containing ₹25 lakh in cash left behind by two customers on Wednesday.

Speaking to The Hindu, A. Balu, assistant general manager, Saravana Bhavan, Second Avenue, Anna Nagar, said Ravi, the waiter, found a bag on a sofa on the first floor of the restaurant.

He immediately handed it over to manager Loganathan, who kept it near his counter.

“Later in the evening, Loganathan and his colleagues realised that the bag contained cash and informed me about the discovery as I was not in town. I immediately alerted our owner and he directed me to inform the police about the incident. After I informed police officers, inspector Saravanan visited the hotel,” said Mr. Balu.

The cash bag was handed over to the inspector and it contained 23 bundles of notes of ₹2,000 denomination. “There was a total of ₹25 lakh in cash. When we checked the CCTV footage, we found that on Thursday, around 10.30 a.m, two well-dressed customers had breakfast in their restaurant. They left the bag behind,” he added.

The police rewarded Ravi with a watch and the hotel management is planning to present him a ring.

“We are trying to find the customers who left the money behind,” said a police officer.

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