CHANDIGARH: An NRI enjoyed his drink so much with a friend at a tavern in Sector 24 that he forgot his bag containing 26,000 US dollars (Rs 16 lakh approximately) at the watering hole, which luckily for him the owner found but unluckily, he would not be able to get it back for a while at least
The tavern owner handed over the bag, which also had two mobile phones and a passport, to the police. Cops contacted Ankur Rathore, the owner of the bag, and asked him to get it released through court. Police also informed Income Tax (IT) department about the cash.
Naresh Kumar, who works in the tavern, noticed the bag under the seat of a table on the night of February 1. By the time he could call the NRI and his friend, the two left. He handed over the bag to the owner, who said they tried to switch on the two mobile phones but they were out of battery. When they noticed the cash, he informed the police.