Airport agent held at IGIA for stealing valuables of sleeping passenger in terminal

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A customer service agent at the Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGIA) in New Delhi has been apprehended for allegedly stealing Rs 5,000 and other valuables of a passenger sleeping in the terminal.

Officials said the incident was reported late night on 15 September when CISF sleuths deployed at the airport detected suspicious movements of a customer service agent of a firm over the CCTV.

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They said the agent, identified as Deepak U Bopche, was trailed and it was seen he allegedly stole Rs 5,000, a few bank cards and a mobile phone from the baggage of a traveller who was sleeping inside a coffee shop in the terminal-III as he was waiting for his early morning flight to Mumbai.

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Bopche was soon apprehended with the stolen goods and it was restored to the passenger after which the agent was handed over to Delhi Police, they said.

In a separate incident on the same day, an employee of a courier company died after he suffered a heart attack in the cargo area of the airport.

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