AI starts probe into Jatin Das painting theft

New Delhi: National passenger carrier Air India on Thursday said that it has initiated an inquiry to verify allegation about theft of paintings from its vast collection.

“As regards the painting mentioned… the matter is being inquired into and details should also be available shortly,” the airline said in a statement.

The development comes after certain media reports said that a painting by eminent artist Jatin Das which was part of Air India’s collection, had been stolen and was now available in the black market.

“Jatin Das has recently written a letter (June 24, 2017) to the CMD (Air India) asking for photographs and details of the paintings in our collection that were made by him,” the statement said.

“This information is being compiled and would be sent to him shortly.”