Man Finds Dead Lizard In Sambar At Delhi’s Sarvana Bhavan; Files FIR

by Sanjana Shenoy
Man Finds Dead Lizard In Sambar At Delhi’s Sarvana Bhavan; Files FIR

Foodies! You might have savoured South Indian delicacies like Masala Dosa, Idly-Vada and Upma. But did you ever have Lizard Sambar? Well, Pankaj Agarwal did at Delhi’s Saravana Bhavan. He visited the South Indian restaurant with his friends on August 1 and ordered dosa and sambar. While finishing his meal, he found a dead lizard in his sambar. The Delhi man clicked a photo of it on his phone. And even filed an FIR against the famous restaurant. Read on to find out what happened.

Delhi Man Finds Dead Lizard In Sambar At Sarvana Bhavan

The Delhi Police registered a first information report (FIR) against the popular South Indian restaurant Sarvana Bhavan after a customer found a dead lizard in his dish. According to PTI, the incident took place at the Connaught Place branch of Saravana Bhavan. Pankaj Agarwal visited the eatery on August 1 with his friends. He ordered dosa and sambar. When he was about to finish his meal, he noticed a dead lizard in his sambar. The customer immediately clicked a photo of it on his phone. Pankaj informed the media “I had almost finished my dosa and was taking the last sip of sambar when I found a dead lizard, which was half missing.” In other parts of the world, people eat locusts in different ways. 

Delhi Man Puts Up Sarcastic Review Of Lizard Sambar On Zomato And Files FIR

Agarwal immediately complained to the staff and they apologized. The manager assured him that it shall never happen again. However since the outlet has a heavy footfall, he decided to register a complaint. He also put up a sarcastic review on Zomato about the ‘lizard sambar’ from Sarvana Bhavan. The review read ” If you’re gonna sell lizard sambhar, at least put 2-3 lizards in it, also they were quite thin and stretchy and weren’t properly cooked. As you can see in the picture, I could only eat half of it.”

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Deputy Commissioner of Police (New Delhi) Eish Singhal stated to the media“Based on the complaint, we have registered an FIR against the restaurant under IPC [Indian Penal Code] Section 269 [negligent act likely to spread infection of disease dangerous to life] and Section 336 [act endangering life or personal safety of others].” He also added that the police asked the restaurant to provide the CCTV footage, license, details of the cook who prepared the sambar and the list of ingredients used in it. Meanwhile, here are weird food combinations that Curly Tales experimented with.