City-bound Flier Loses 80 sovereign in Transit from Checked-in Baggage

Around 80 sovereigns of gold in a checked-in suitcase at the Mumbai airport’s Jet Airways counter, was allegedly found missing after the flier opened the baggage upon reaching home here on Friday.

Published: 08th December 2013 07:07 AM  |   Last Updated: 08th December 2013 07:07 AM   |  A+A-

Around 80 sovereigns of gold in a checked-in suitcase at the Mumbai airport’s Jet Airways counter, was allegedly found missing after the flier opened the baggage upon reaching home here on Friday.

After Nithya Mahadevan lodged a complaint with the Chennai airport police, they examined CCTV footage on the premises and found nothing to suggest pilferage at the airport here. They asked the complainant to contact the Mumbai police, following which she did and lodged a complaint.

“Nithya Mahadevan did not make any declaration about the valuables in the suitcase during check-in at the Jet Airways counter in Mumbai. We have not filed an FIR, but have registered the complaint in the Community Service Register,” said a police officer of the Airport station.

When contacted by Express, a close relative of Nithya confirmed the incident, but refused to say anything further. “We don’t want our privacy to be violated. We are trying our best to get back the lost valuables through Mumbai police,” the relative said.

Police sources said they get frequent complaints of items kept in the checked-in luggage going missing as they are handled by workers in the airports. “Most of the airways do not pay proper attention while handling the luggage and many passengers do not take forward their complaints as it is time consuming,” said a police officer.



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