The wife of Congress leader Jagadambika Pal has alleged that she lost Rs 1.15 lakh from her checked-in baggage while travelling from Delhi to Goa by an Air India flight.
Snehlata Pal, wife of Jagadambika Pal, Congress MP from Uttar Pradesh’s Domariyaganj and Chairman of the Joint Parliamentary Committee on Public Undertakings, was travelling to Goa on an Air India flight (AI-865) earlier this month.
“I had checked-in with two baggage, both having ‘priority’ and ‘fragile’ tags on it. When I reached Goa, I noticed that a part of the zipper of one of the bags was broken and Rs 1.15 lakh was missing,” she said in a complaint filed with police against the national carrier. She said she was flying to Goa to assist her husband in his official study visit.
When contacted, Jagadambika Pal said, he had already complained to the Air India management about the incident.
“I have already made a complain to Air India CMD Rohit Nandan and he has assured action. But it’s really shameful that such incidents happen. The airline should take some stern action to stop this; after the check-in process, the responsibility for the baggage rests with airlines,” he told PTI.
Sometime back, Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi‘s mobile phone was reported stolen, but it was recovered later.
Air India did not respond to the text messages enquiring about the incident.
Delhi airport operator DIAL in a statement said, “DIAL was approached by Air India’s security team regarding the baggage of Mrs Pal.
“The relevant footage from DIAL’s security cameras has been handed over to Air India for their further investigation,” a DIAL spokesperson said.