A Dagenham takeaway has apologised after saying there were “no guns” in its restaurant, after a man claimed there were a gun in the premises.
Indian takeaway chain Nandos, which is based in the capital, New Delhi, was forced to apologise to its customers after a male customer allegedly told staff he was carrying a gun.
The man, who did not give his name, told staff that he had just bought a “mixed martial arts” knife for $100 from the bar, which had been closed due to the violence in the city, Indian daily The Hindu reported.
He said he had come to Nandus to buy it to protect himself against the threat of violence in New Delhi.
But the restaurant did not have a gun and did not offer to check whether the man had a gun, The Hindu said.
A representative for Nandums owners told the newspaper they were aware of the situation and that they would be making the appropriate adjustments to accommodate the customer.
“We are sorry to the customer for this misunderstanding,” the company said.
“We have been made aware of this and are working to make the situation right.
Nandos is working with our security team to ensure that there is no further disruption to our customers.
We apologise for any inconvenience caused by this misunderstanding and will make every effort to make it right.”
Nandus did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
It comes amid heightened tensions in India following the murder of an Indian soldier who was killed by unidentified gunmen on a motorbike in the country’s north.
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has vowed to crack down on violence in his country, which has seen nearly 1,000 deaths in the last 12 months.