Delhi airport staff held for stealing $2,500

Last Updated: Thu, Jan 03, 2013 14:20 hrs

New Delhi, Jan 3 (IANS) A sanitation employee of Delhi International Airport Limited was arrested for stealing a China-bound passenger's $2,500, a security official said Thursday.

"Shankar Paswan, who was engaged by DIAL for cleaning the terminal, was arrested Dec 28 (2012) and handed over to police," said an official of the Central Industrial Security Force, which has been entrusted with airport security.

Paswan was arrested after scanning the CCTV footage, he said.

The theft took place Dec 28, 2012, around 1 p.m. when businessman Mohammed Istakhar, a resident of Muzaffarnagar in Uttar Pradesh, flew for Guangzhou in China.

On reaching China, Istakhar informed the Delhi airport authorities that someone had stolen his envelop containing $2,500 at the IGI Airport.

CCTV footage showed that Paswan stole the envelop from the food court and he was arrested the same day, the CISF official said.

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