After 48-hour ordeal, passenger stranded at Delhi airport reaches Bahrain

The queue was long so he put handbag in the scanner. By the time he crossed the security check, his bag was taken by another passenger.

delhi Updated: Jan 17, 2018 09:05 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times
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Satyendra Singh was stuck at the airport after his handbag containing his passport was mistakenly taken away by a passenger to Canada.

After over a 48-hour ordeal, Bahrain-bound NRI Satyendra Singh, who was stranded at Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International (IGI) Airport since Saturday afternoon, finally reached home.

Singh was stuck at the airport after his handbag containing his passport was mistakenly taken away by a passenger to Canada.

The handbag was brought back on Monday afternoon and he boarded the next flight of Air India.

“Initially there was some confusion over the date change fee. The airline wanted me to pay date change fee as hand bag is not the responsibility of the airline. I refused as I was already harassed. Finally, Air India waived off the fee and allowed me to board the flight,” Singh said after reaching Bahrain, where he works as an engineer.

Singh said he arrived in Delhi from Lucknow on Saturday and was in transit to Bahrain.

“My wife was crying and was relieved when I finally reached. They panicked and I just want to thank my wife and her relatives for rallying around me,” said Singh.

On Saturday afternoon, Singh reached Delhi and went for security check to catch the international flight. The queue was long so he put handbag in the scanner. By the time he crossed the security check, his bag was taken by another passenger.

Singh had come to India to meet his parents, who live in Lucknow.

First Published: Jan 16, 2018 22:25 IST