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Jet Airways employees accused of theft now in police custody

HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times  Mumbai, February 25, 2013
First Published: 01:02 IST(25/2/2013) | Last Updated: 01:03 IST(25/2/2013)

The Santacruz police are questioning the gang of four persons arrested on Friday for allegedly stealing goods from a domestic flight's cargo.


The police suspect the gang has stolen goods worth at least Rs. 5 lakh, and are verifying the information with cases of stolen goods reported to airport authorities.

"The Jet Airways security team at Mumbai airport found certain items in the possession of some contractual workers. Since the recovered items did not belong to the workers, the airline lodged a complaint with the local police, and the matter is under investigation," a spokesperson from Jet Airways said.

According to the police, one of the accused, a driver, with the help of the other accused, working as a loader, would steal electronic goods and other products from the cargo and passenger luggage.

They would then take these goods to sell, with the help of accomplices.

The police have also arrested another 26-year-old man in a separate case for stealing goods while delivering them from conveyer belts to the plane.

The police produced the group of four accused before a local court that remanded them in police custody till Monday. "We are questioning them to get a list of items they have stolen and are trying to retrieve the same," an officer said.

The 26-year-old man was also brought before a local court, which granted him bail.

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