The Loins Club delegates to Bangkok have lost their cameras & cell-phones mysteriously while onboard in an Air India return flight to Kolkata. The passengers have lodged complaints with the National Airport Corporation of India of the government air traffic company. Though the Air India, according to the victims: Was yet to respond or give any positive information about the proceedings.
A group of Lions Club delegates from south Bengal districts had been to Bangkok to cast their votes during the international presidential election of the volunteer service organisation. A section of the group members chose Air India flights to return to Kolkata. Two of the delegates have complained that their cameras, cell-phones purchased at Bangkok were suspiciously missing from their luggage.
Mr Pradip Chatterjee, assistant engineer, ~ Durgapur Municipal Corporation and his co-passenger Mr Deepak Saw, - an Income Tax lawyer from Purulia complained that they had handed over their luggage to the Air India officials at Bangkok airport about an hour prior to departure on the morning of 1 July, the day of their journey. They were returned their luggage at NSC Bose Airport, Kolkata at 2.30 pm. The hard luggage, according to them: Bore no marks of tampering or forcible unlocking and we never suspected any mischief.
Mr Chatterjee said: I opened my suitcase after returning home on 1 July evening and I was astonished. A digital camera and two dual SIM cell-phones were missing. To me it was shocking and surprising. I immediately contacted the Air India authority but their response was very cold which was never expected from a prestigious company like Air India. He added: When I took up the matter with my Lions colleagues, I came to know that Mr Saw of Purulia had a similar fate. Mr Saw, the IT lawyer also lost a digital camera and a cell-phone.
Both of them took up the matter with serious concern and complained to the vigilance officer at the Kolkata Airport. Mr Chatterjees complaint has been received by the vigilance department, NACIL, Kolkata on 2 July. He said: I must see this till the end