A 62-year-old wheelchair-bound NRI from Malaysia, who landed at the IGI airport from Canada in October, has alleged that $1,100 (over Rs 73,000) and a few blank cheques of Royal Bank of Canada were stolen from her handbag at the airport.
The woman, Amajit Kaur Bhan Singh, said she landed at the airport on the night of October 13. She was waiting at the baggage carousel number 14 along with her 71-year-old husband, Uttam Singh Dhaliwal, when she handed over $400 to him for shopping at the Duty Free area.
Singh suspected that the man, who was assisting her with the wheelchair she was using temporarily owing to back pain, had noticed the rest of the amount and the cheque as she opened the bag. She said when her husband left for the Duty Free area, the man asked Singh to get up and identify her luggage. However, she had left her bag on the wheelchair when, she said, he stole the amount. The couple realised about the theft after reaching Chandigarh. However, they got a complaint registered with Delhi Police on Thursday.
“Involvement of the airport and airline staff cannot be ruled out. Efforts are on to trace the culprit,” said a senior police official