Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Airhostess booked for nicking Rs 70,000 jewellery

Mumbai: A 27-year-old airhostess employed with an international airlines has been booked for allegedly stealing silver ornaments worth over Rs 70,000 from a jewellery store in T2 at the city airport on two occasions. Last week, the airhostess, wholives in Mazgaon, approached the Dindoshi sessions court and secured interim anticipatory bail on a surety of Rs 25,000. Her lawyer informed additional sessions judge V D Nimbalkar that she had tried to return the valuables to the Sahar police, but they refused to accept it.
The jewellery store registered the FIR against the airhostess after it found discrepancies in its sales account while auditing the valuables in the second week of February. The store officials went through the closed-circuit television (CCTV) footage and saw that the Mazgaon resident had nicked the jewellery. Police said she had stolen jewellery from the store in December and again in January.
Levying the conditions for the interim relief, the court, last week, said the air hostess should attend the Sahar police station as and when called by the investigating officer for further investigations. The court also said that she should not tamper with the evidence, threaten prosecution witnesses or leave the jurisdiction of the court without prior permission.
The prosecution told the court that the FIR was registered on the basis of CCTV footage and subsequent investigations. The public prosecutor added that the investigating officer was ready to receive the stolen articles from the woman if she brought them before the police station again.
15/03/17 Rebecca Samervel & V Narayan/Times of India

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