Saturday, August 05, 2006

Not just booze stolen from A-I One

New Delhi: The state-owned Maharaja seems to have a knack of getting into embarrassing situations with the PM on board.
Just weeks after grounding its crew over charges of scotch pilferage, the airline is now investigating a fresh graft involving the alleged disappearance of $24,000 (over Rs 10 lakh) worth of gifts like iPods, cameras and Mont Blanc pens from another Air India One flight.
Sources pointed out that the gifts were purchased in New York for distribution among the entourage on board PM's flight.
"The gifts were purchased but were not given away, or the distribution has not been accounted for. Since there are allegations that these gifts were stolen, the airline is investigating the matter," a source said.
Sources said the airline's chief vigilance officer is probing into the charges of theft of gifts from the aircraft, and a report would be submitted soon.
05/08/06 Times of India
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