Police reward hotel server who handed over 25 lakh left behind by customer


A 40-year-old server working in a popular chain of restaurants was lauded by senior police officers after he returned ?25 lakh cash left behind by two customers on Wednesday morning.
Speaking to The Hindu, A. Balu , Assistant General Manager, of Hotel Saravana Bhavan situated in Second Avenue, Anna Nagar, said that Ravi, the server, promptly handed over the carry-bag he found on a sofa on the first floor of the restaurant to the manager, Loganathan.
“It was in the evening, they realised that it contained cash and informed me about the incident. I was not in town. I immediately alerted our owner and he directed me to inform the police about the incident. After I informed senior police officers, inspector Saravanan visited the hotel,” said Mr. Balu.
The bag contained 23 bundles of currency notes of ?2,000 denomination. “There was a total of ?25 lakh. When we checked the CCTV footage, we found that on Thursday morning, around 10.30 a.m, two well-dressed customers had breakfast in the restaurant. They left the bag behind,” he added.
The police rewarded Mr. Ravi with a watch and the hotel management is planning to present a ring to him.
“We are investigating about the customers, who left the money behind,” said a police officer.


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