Man steals money while co-passenger uses loo in Hong Kong-Mumbai flight

Feb 07, 2015, 07:10 IST | Neha LM Tripathi

The Chinese man was also seen in action by a crew member on the Hong Kong-Mumbai flight; the Indian passenger who was robbed confronted him and filed a complaint after landing

One often hears of passengers fighting with airline staff, but on Thursday, two passengers got into a heated argument, after one accused the other of stealing from him.

Hvolchun is in Sahar police custody
Hvolchun is in Sahar
police custody

On Thursday after a Jet Airways Hong Kong-Mumbai flight (9W 75) arrived, an Indian passenger lodged a case of theft against Yi Hvolchun of China, who was sitting behind him.

Dhanesh Kumar Sadhnani lodged a First Information Report (FIR) against Hvolchun as he allegedly stole $600, Dirham 300 and some other articles from him in the flight.

Around 1 am, after the flight landed, Sadhnani approached the security personnel at Terminal 2 (T2). The Sahar police was immediately informed and took charge of the case.

Investigations revealed that Hvolchun had robbed Sadhnani’s money and valuables when the latter had gone to the washroom. This incident took place sometime before the aircraft A330-200 (twinjet) was to land in Mumbai.

It was when Sadhnani returned to his seat that he realised his cash was missing. A crew member on the flight had seen Hvolchun in action.

Speaking to
mid-day, Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) Madhukar Sankhe of Airport Division said, “A First Information Report (FIR) vide FIR no. 42 was registered against Yi Hvolchun under Section 380 of the IPC.

He is in our custody and will be presented in the Andheri court. The case has a witness and hence Hvolchun was booked for theft.”

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