Government Railway Police (GRP) on Friday retrieved two luggage bags containing 20 sovereigns of gold and Rs 1.1 lakh in cash, which was lost a couple of days ago at the Central Railway Station.
Sources said Thennarasu, (48), a native of Tiruppur, and his family had lunch at Hotel Saravana Bhavan at Central on July 10. After lunch, he found his bags missing from the place where he had kept it. He lodged a complaint with the GRP led by DSP V Ponramu. The police who went through the CCTV found another man who was having lunch with his family leaving with the missing bags.
They found that the man was using his debit card for his bill and the details of the card was obtained from the bank. It was revealed that Karthikeyan (28), an employee of HSBC bank, had taken the bag. GRP traced Karthikeyan in less than four hours and by that time Karthikeyan had reached Tirupati by train.
Karthikeyan said he had taken the luggage and its belongings in a mix-up. Cops advised him to bring it back to the Central station. As instructed, he brought the bags to Central Railway Station and handed it over to Ponramu who handed it back to the owner.
Ponramu told Express that Karthikeyan was let off after his innocence was proven during interrogation.