State-owned airline Air India has denied allegations of its employees misbehaving and looking for bribes, levelled by shooter Manu Bhaker, who was travelling from Delhi to Bhopal on Friday.
The Commonwealth Video games and Youth Olympics gold medallist had alleged on Twitter that regardless of all legitimate paperwork and permits, she was requested to pay Rs 10,200 for carriage of weapons. To this, Air India mentioned she was requested to pay the carriage price as she didn’t produce the doc required for exemption of fee of dealing with cost for carriage of arms.
Pricey Ms Bhaker
Our Delhi Airport crew has confirmed that the official at our counter had solely searched for legitimate paperwork as per guidelines for carriage of your weapon on board. (1/3) https://t.co/HCV87u6eha
— Air India (@airindiain) February 19, 2021
“… the relevant expenses — that’s Rs 5,000 plus 5% GST, for 2 — a complete Rs 10,200 — was conveyed to Ms Bhaker. Ms Bhaker requested for 10-15 minutes from our personnel to acquire the required doc for waiver of expenses for carriage of her arms on board. The second she furnished the required doc to the Air India check-in & Safety personnel, her baggage, together with the arms have been accepted for carriage.,” the airline mentioned.