Man made to fly back Delhi from Pune after he shoplifted bag from IGI airport

New Delhi: A man who shoplifted a bag worth Rs 7000 from Indira Gandhi International Airport’s store was made to travel back to Delhi after landing Pune to return it.

The shoplifter, an executive in a private company, was detained when he landed in Pune. After he admitted that he stole the bag from T3 before boarding the flight, he was sent back to Delhi by the next flight, quotes Hindustan Times.

The Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) was informed about the bag being stolen on December 10.

“We were told about the incident at 2.45pm that someone picked up a bag from the shop located in the domestic retail area of Terminal 3. The cost of the bag was around ₹7,000. We scanned the CCTV footage and traced the movement of that passenger. He picked the bag at 1.15am and proceeded for boarding. He boarded the Jet Airways flight for Pune at 2.15pm,” said a CISF officer on anonymity.

The CISF had got his contact number from airline’s manifesto and called him. Since he was in flight, he could not be contacted.

“In the meantime, we informed the CISF staff at Pune airport and shared his name and photo with them. The store manager lodged a complaint with Delhi Police. As the flight landed at Pune at 4.40pm, the passenger was immediately detained,” the CISF officer added.

The police did not file any case as the store withdrew its complaint after getting the bag back.